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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: 2 German Rieslings (Pfalz and Nahe)

    My turn to do the cooking, and I made do with what we had in fridge.
    Smoked pork chops were braised with napa cabbage and Riesling, plus we
    had some snow peas, salad, and leftover potatoes.

    The 2008 Eugen Muller "Z" Forster Ungeheuer Spatlese Trocken seemed a
    little tight/austere, but blossomed with air. Lots of body, just the
    slightest hint of sweetness, lime and apple fruit accented with
    cinnamon , flowers, and "wet rocks." Excellent length. I don't drink
    a lot of trocken, but quite enjoy this. A good steer from John Dawson
    at Zachys. B+/A-

    What more is there to say re the 2007 Donnhoff Riesling QbA? Lovely
    balance, light sweetness, delicious if not profound. B+

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
    excellent*wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I
    wouldn't*drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
    offer no*promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
    consistency.**

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    Ed Rasimus Guest

    Default Re: TN: 2 German Rieslings (Pfalz and Nahe)

    On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 06:33:44 -0700 (PDT), DaleW <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >My turn to do the cooking, and I made do with what we had in fridge.
    >Smoked pork chops were braised with napa cabbage and Riesling, plus we
    >had some snow peas, salad, and leftover potatoes.
    >
    >The 2008 Eugen Muller "Z" Forster Ungeheuer Spatlese Trocken seemed a
    >little tight/austere, but blossomed with air. Lots of body, just the
    >slightest hint of sweetness, lime and apple fruit accented with
    >cinnamon , flowers, and "wet rocks." Excellent length. I don't drink
    >a lot of trocken, but quite enjoy this. A good steer from John Dawson
    >at Zachys. B+/A-
    >
    >What more is there to say re the 2007 Donnhoff Riesling QbA? Lovely
    >balance, light sweetness, delicious if not profound. B+
    >
    >Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
    >excellent*wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I
    >wouldn't*drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
    >offer no*promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
    >consistency.**


    I lived in the Rheinpfalz when I was there, but never really got into
    their wines. They always seemed unsubstantial and non-descript
    compared to the Rheinhessen and Rheingau. Nahe was such a small
    district that even living there I didn't see many wines from them.

    But, that was long, long ago.

    All we see in the fly-over country is Zeller Shwartz Katz and Blue
    Nun.

    Ed Rasimus
    Fighter Pilot (USAF-Ret)
    www.thundertales.blogspot.com


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