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Rebecca Meir-Liebman

Rebecca Meir-Liebman Sommelier

Stina Posip 2017

Brac, Croatia
5 days ago

Rebecca scored this wine: 89/100

I am always excited when tasting a grape variety that is unique to a specific region, and Posip is an indigenous grape variety primarily grown in the Dalmatian region. Stina winery shows its natural, vibrant, and fresh identity with flowing notes of lime, clementine, apples and white peach on the palate, with seductive minerality on the nose and a good, mouth watering finish. What I especially like about this wine is the fine balance between fruitiness and fresh acidity, making it a great summer wine to enjoy in the backyard with friends.

5 days ago

Rebecca scored this wine: 90/100

It is not often that I get to taste Croatian wines - they are only slowly starting to arrive in the North American wine market. But does Stina Tribidrag ever show what a Croatian wine can contribute to the global market! Although you may not have heard about the Tribidrag grape variety directly, you may have tried the more popular Zinfandel which is the same grape. This Tribidrag has an interesting balance between being bold and full bodied, to having smoothness in its texture and a pleasant, fruity roundness on the palate. The tannins show well, promising good potential for aging, and the dark wild blueberries and blackberries have a nice acidity integrated into it. This leaves room for a variety of food pairings such as beef bourguignon, shepherd’s pie, and long braised lamb shank.

Dr. L

Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2017

Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany
5 days ago

Rebecca scored this wine: 89/100

The Loosen Bros. is yet another example of Germany proving that they know what they are doing when it comes to Riesling! I don’t usually write about wines at this price point because it can be quite challenging finding choices enjoyable enough - but this wine is playful within its simplicity and effervescent; candy-like apples and pears on the palate make this Riesling very easy drinking and almost cider-like in style. Low in alcohol at 8.5% making it a good sociable wine.

Old Vine Reserve

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa
5 days ago

Rebecca scored this wine: 89/100

I've always appreciated what Ken Forrester does with Chenin Blanc - as there is obviously a reason he is considered the King Of Chenin! With notes of orange melon, green apple, yellow plum, and a crispy lemon with olive pit bitterness, this wine is a wine to have with a large variety of dishes. There is no doubt this wine is of terrific value for the price point.

Cuvée Les Caillottes

Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Les Caillottes Sancerre 2017

Loire A.C., France
5 days ago

Rebecca scored this wine: 89/100

Jean-Max Roger is a very fresh and minerality driven style of Sancerre that almost tastes more like a classic Chablis, with its fresh acidity and toned-down fruitiness. That being said, stone fruit and some tropical fruit notes are still evident in this Sauvignon Blanc. The lingering length, flinty notes, its medium bodied mouth feel, and the mouth watering acidity all make this wine quite attractive and easy to keep drinking over time. Enjoy with seafood, snails, escargot, and especially ‘drunken mussels’ (cooked in white wine).

Rebecca Meir-Liebman

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