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2007 Weingut Binz German Reds "Nackenheimer Dornfelder"

Binz 2007 Dornfelder

Winery: Weingut Binz

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nackenheimer Dornfelder"

Wine Category: German Reds

Grape blend: 100% Dornfelder

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rheinhessen

State or country: Germany

Price: $14

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: November 26, 2011

Wine Review: This is the first Dornfelder wine that I have covered. It is from Germany, quite affordable and is very unique. It is opaque and very dark purple colored. It opens with musty oak and black currant bouquet that improves with aeration. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle and tasty plum with hints of cranberry, red currant and old oak in the background. The finish is dry and its old oak flavors move more to the forefront and linger nicely. There are no noticeable tannins. This wine will appeal to fans of South African red. I would pair it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dornfelder has grown to be the second most widely planted red grape in Germany due to the fact that it is easier to grow than Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir); has better resistance to rot than Blauer Portugieser; has stronger stalks than Torollinger; ripens earlier than Lemberger and achieves higher must weights and produces a wine with deeper color, more powerful flavors and richer tannins than any of the above varieties. In short, it is a perfect red wine grape for the cool, sometimes damp northerly climate of Germany. Higher-quality Dornfelder wines, such as the Binz Dornfelder, are velvety textured, slightly floral and often show flavors of plums, blackberries, and cherries.

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