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Riesling Suggestions

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kronik, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Zubberah

    Zubberah Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Some good response above. I would only add two: Trimbach Clos-St.-Hune is very great albeit pricey. Also Aussie rieslings - Australia's best riesling is, arguably, the Grosset Polish Hill Riesling (US$30). Vintages from 1996-2006 are all consistent. The Watervale is also excellent from Grosset. Best rieslings from Australia come from Clare and eden valleys. Great vintages recently are 2002 and 2005.
  2. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Hobart, IN
    Gewürztraminer Tribach is good and very reasonble
  3. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Paris, France
    There is no riesling in Loire.
    If you are looking for something a little more rich, I would look at Marc TempÃ[​IMG] or Barmès-Bucher. Just avoid the 2003 vintage. Zind-Humbrecht produces the finest wines in alsace, but they are quite pricey.

  4. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Any suggestions that are sweeter? Tried most of these, liked Loosen, Hogue.. kinda out on Eroica, <thinks> ..
  5. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Ok, in that case, get a German labeled 'Auslese.' If you don't like the Auslese, Riesling probably isn't your bag. You would probably enjoy a Beerenauslese as well, but it's apple-juice sweet so it's not really in the game for accompanying a meal. But since I can better see where your taste runs, I'd highly suggest Fetzer's 'Echo Ridge' Gewurtztraminer. It is not a riesling, but I'll bet you'll like it more (it is as sweet as anything I'd ever consider for food- great with turkey &c on Thanksgiving). Plus, for nine bucks, how can you go wrong in experiencing it? If you like that, try their Johannisberg Riesling as well. Regards, Huntsman ps. I see you're in Fairfax -- ever eat at La Tierre Bouchon on Chain Bridge Road or something similar? I really enjoyed that place when I last had the opportunity of eating there.

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