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I , Ralph, brought some white wines from a long weekend at the Kaiserstuhl. The Kaiserstuhl is a famous wine region for the Pinot varieties - Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). The wines were tasted blind in the MWC.

The Reinhold & Cornelia Schneider 2017 Spätburgunder *** has strawberry, blossoms, cherry, some mocha, a full-body, a long finish, structure, tannin and complexity. It is polished and sweet. This is a very good value for the money (€ 16.-). 18.8/20 points.

The Reinhold & Cornelia Schneider 2018 Spätburgunder QbA trocken R should be the top wine of the winery. But the wine has some strange flavors, perhaps some volatile acidity. It needs to be retasted.

The Salwey 2016 Oberrotweiler Eichberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs is slightly perfumed with blossoms, vanilla, strawberry, cherry and amarena. The wine has a medium to full-body, medium density, structure, tannin, balance and it is polished and elegant. You can't stop until the bottle is empty. 18.5/20 points.

The Karl-Heinz Johner 2017 Blauer Spätburgunder SJ is the top red wine of the winery. The wine has mocha, cherry, a full-body, balance, density and a very good structure with a lot of tannin. It is polished and elegant and has lots of potential. 18.8/20 points and maybe more with age.

The Karl-Heinz Johner 2018 Bischoffinger Steinbuck Pinot Noir is also a great wine with liquorice, cherry, some mocha, a medium to full-body, density, complexity and a long finish. The wine has depth and character. 18.5/20 points.

Karl-Heinz Johner has also a winery in New Zealand: The Karl-Heinz Johner 2018 Pinot Noir Gladstone Reserve has blossoms, cherry, phenolic, a nice sweetness, a full-body, density, tannin and structure. 18.5/20 points.