John Gilman 93
"The 2013 von der Fels is a beautiful bottle of dry Riesling in the making. In this vintage the wine is twelve percent alcohol, has 4.2 grams per liter of residual sugar and just over eight grams per liter of acidity, but with its high dry extract, it is absolutely seamless in its sense of balance and filigree. The gorgeous nose delivers a blend of blood orange, mandarin orange, stunningly complex, almost salty stoniness, lemongrass, citrus peel and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully reserved in profile, with a stunning core of fruit, ripe, snappy acids and a very long, minerally and completely refined, youthful finish. Outstanding wine and a great bargain! 2018-2050."