Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht): “Vinified entirely in tank (for the reasons I adduced in my brief introduction) Wagner’s 2009 Siefersheimer Heerkretz Riesling Grosses Gewachs offers a less winsome visage than the corresponding Hollberg with fruit pits and sheer stone prominent an impression reinforced by it’s harboring a mere three grams of residual sugar, half that of the corresponding Hollberg. None of this however should suggest a wine lacking primary juiciness, as it is also a font of apple, honeydew melon, and grapefruit infused with a plethora of herbs. What’s more, even at such low residual sugar it displays almost ideal balance. I would look for 12-15 years of fascination here, but would be inclined not to drink more than a bottle of this for another 5-6 years.
Daniel Wagner picked until November 2, after which he said enough rain fell to have seriously compromised the quality of any remaining fruit. His crop was relatively small, and it turned out that none of the lots he elected to retain for his two Grosses Gewachs bottlings and he prefers to vinify each lot separately reached a volume sufficient to fill a traditional Stuckfass, so as a result both of those wines were in this vintage raised entirely in stainless steel. (Wagner is working on seasoning some newer Halbstucke; i.e. 600 liter casks but none of those, he felt, was yet sufficiently neutralized to entrust with his best Rieslings.)” 92/100 pts