Ulli Stein has become a cult figure in the wine world and in restaurants like Noma and Momofuku Ko. He and his wife cultivate on steep blue slate slopes and live at their mountaintop inn overlooking Mosel receiving a constant flow of devoted Ulli fans making the pilgrimage. The Stein’s passionately advocate for the preservation of the Mosel Valley. This riesling just makes me smile. Asian pear, lychee on a summer’s day, light and fresh with backbone to boot. Stein says wine isn’t what he wants to make, it is what the vineyards give to him.