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WTN: Strub in a holding pattern

by David M. Bueker » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:11 am

2005 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Spätlese *** - Germany, Rheinhessen (9/13/2017)
Three years ago I wrote the following: This is continuing to age and develop in a positive way (under screw cap by the way). Where it was once just all boisterous, tropical fruit, it has focused on a rich, peachy tone, supplemented by vanilla and cinnamon spice.

I could have repeated that note word for word, and it would have been correct. This is drinking very well, and seems to be holding in place - and it's a good place. Three cheers for the consistency of screw caps!
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Re: WTN: Strub in a holding pattern

by Dale Williams » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Does TT still represent Strub? I used to see fairly regularly, but never seems to be in shops I frequent last decade or so.
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Re: WTN: Strub in a holding pattern

by David M. Bueker » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:15 pm

Yes. Strub is still with Theise. As a matter of fact, Strub is the in-country consolidator for the Theise wines from the Rhine regions. Selbach handles the Mosel.

I do not see them as often anymore either. Not sure why.
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Re: WTN: Strub in a holding pattern

by Dale Williams » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:01 pm

Out of curiosity I searched for Strub in NY. About listings of the Soil to Soul QbA, mostly stores I don't frequent (but Sherry-L and Pops). Only a couple listings for Spatlese/Kab, plus Flatiron has Oelberg dry wine. Couple of older Eiswein. Pretty limited compared to other Theise producers.
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Re: WTN: Strub in a holding pattern

by Joe Moryl » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Same here on the other side of the Hudson: my gut feeling is Strub is much harder to find than it was several years ago. Maybe wider distribution means less for each geographical area?
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Re: WTN: Strub in a holding pattern

by David M. Bueker » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:56 pm

Sebastian has moved towards more feinherb and dry bottlings, as well as parcelizing the single vineyard offerings, which affected recognizability (lower) and price (higher).

Soil to Soul has gotten to be a really good wine though.
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