VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Friedrich Becker broke with tradition as a young man and stopped selling grapes to the local co-operative and started bottling his own wines. Since 1989, he has been considered one of the top red wine producers in the Pfalz region of Germany.
Along with wines from Kessler, the best German Pinot Noir reaching the states that I have sampled. The winermakers are Stefan Dorst and Friedrich Becker jun. Annual production is 7,500 cases. Imported by Rudi West Selections, San Marcos, CA.
Articles About Becker Estate
2007 Becker Estate Germany Pinot Noir
12.5% alc., $17, screw cap. Produced by Friedrich Becker in the Pfalz region of Germany. The grapes grow on limestone soil near the French-German border. Imported by Cellars Intl. Inc., San Marcos, CA.. Label looks like a kid’s doodle. · Decent Pinot Noir scents of black cherries, herbs and violets. Dark fruited with moderate richness and a vein of herbs and green tea flavors running through. Soft and smooth and easy to sip. (www.klwines.com) Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »
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