Spring has Sprung! Optimism, greenery, frivolity, sundresses! And kabinett riesling from the Mosel. Join us this Friday from 6-8pm at the wine store to taste an exquisite example, Joh. Jos. Prum Bernkasteller Badstube Kabinett Riesling 2008 ($24).
Last year in his NY Times wine column, Eric Asimov poetically stated that:
In my ideal world, the wine in the glass I raise each year to the coming of spring is a Mosel kabinett riesling. It is a wine of gorgeous delicacy, as fragile as the petals on those first tentative blossoms yet possessing a tensile strength that comes of perfect balance. It is a captured moment, evocative more than impressive, fleeting rather than penetrating, whispered nuance, not high volume.
Asimov called the 2008 vintage “exceptional” but notably absent from his top 10 was any wine from legendary Mosel Riesling producer Johann Josef Prum. Of Prum, Asimov said “no kabinett rieslings have given me more pleasure over the years than Joh. Jos. Prüm’s. But they generally need aging first.” Prum’s 2008 Bernkasteller Badstube just arrived this week, almost a year to the date of the original article and perfectly timed for spring awakening. Despite Asimov’s admonition that it can improve over the next five years, you needn’t wait. This wine perfectly embodies the joys of kabinett and is drinking well now.
We’re offering J.J. Prum’s Bernkasteller Badstube Kabinett Riesling 2008, a wine that elsewhere goes for $30 and up, for $24 through Sunday. We were allocated only 8 cases and can get no more. Because stock is limited, no case discounts, mixed or otherwise, apply. To reserve yours, call us at (718) 797-9463.