Pink wine has never been more popular than it is right now, nor has it ever been so uniformly boring. Like any style of wine, modern insight into winemaking has rendered the best examples “better” than the category has ever seen, but even many of these reek of winemaking apathy and taken as a whole they are disconcertingly narrow in their stylistic spectrum.
As for the 2015s, my friend Brad and I visited Weingut AJ Adam late in the afternoon of Saturday, April 16th. It was our 10th consecutive day tasting in Germany - we had already visited 26 other estates and tasted a few hundred Rieslings from the 2015 vintage. My palate was as much in the zone as it possibly can be and not only is this the most exciting collection of wines that I’ve ever tasted from AJ Adam, it was amongst the greatest lineups of Riesling of the entire trip. And we were tasting a great vintage at the very top addresses.