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Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:37 am

Picked this up on the recommendation of the riesling expert down in Houston at Specs. Clocking in at a whopping 8.6% ETOH and 3.9% Resdiual Sugar, it is in the Auslese camp. Fairly sweet. Very intense peach flavors and good minerality. A steal at under $20 a bottle.

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Post  Michael Bowden on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:45 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Picked this up on the recommendation of the riesling expert down in Houston at Specs. Clocking in at a whopping 8.6% ETOH and 3.9% Resdiual Sugar, it is in the Auslese camp. Fairly sweet. Very intense peach flavors and good minerality. A steal at under $20 a bottle.

Sounds great....especially with the Chinese that I'm gonna be eating on Thursday night. What else would you pair with this?
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Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:54 am

I think anything spicy as a no-brainer. I also think it would work well with a funky blue veined cheese.

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Post  Melissa McCall on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:57 am

How's the acidity, Tex? The thing about good Germans is that even at 8% abv and auslese ripeness, they're so zippy that they complement food really well. Most of the new world Riesling I've had that's that sweet is strictly for dessert in my book.
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Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:00 am

Melissa McCall wrote:How's the acidity, Tex? The thing about good Germans is that even at 8% abv and auslese ripeness, they're so zippy that they complement food really well. Most of the new world Riesling I've had that's that sweet is strictly for dessert in my book.

As a serious noob on the riesling front, I really like this. Not cloying at all as it has some real good zip on the finish. Just enough that you get a nice tang on your tongue.

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Post  Peter M Czyryca on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:23 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Picked this up on the recommendation of the riesling expert down in Houston at Specs. Clocking in at a whopping 8.6% ETOH and 3.9% Resdiual Sugar, it is in the Auslese camp. Fairly sweet. Very intense peach flavors and good minerality. A steal at under $20 a bottle.

Who knew you drank low octane!

Sounds great - I need to drink more Riesling.
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Post  Peter M Czyryca on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:23 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote: Just enough that you get a nice tang on your tongue.

Hehe.

You said tang.
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Post  Michael Bowden on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:24 am

Peter M Czyryca wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Picked this up on the recommendation of the riesling expert down in Houston at Specs. Clocking in at a whopping 8.6% ETOH and 3.9% Resdiual Sugar, it is in the Auslese camp. Fairly sweet. Very intense peach flavors and good minerality. A steal at under $20 a bottle.

Who knew you drank low octane!

Sounds great - I need to drink more Riesling.

His liver has been bad and he's punishing it with low alcohol.
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Post  Peter M Czyryca on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:27 am

Michael Bowden wrote:
Peter M Czyryca wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Picked this up on the recommendation of the riesling expert down in Houston at Specs. Clocking in at a whopping 8.6% ETOH and 3.9% Resdiual Sugar, it is in the Auslese camp. Fairly sweet. Very intense peach flavors and good minerality. A steal at under $20 a bottle.

Who knew you drank low octane!

Sounds great - I need to drink more Riesling.

His liver has been bad and he's punishing it with low alcohol.

Bowden, I'm coming back as you in my next life.

There.

I said it.

flower
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Post  Michael Bowden on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:28 am

Peter M Czyryca wrote:
Michael Bowden wrote:
Peter M Czyryca wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Picked this up on the recommendation of the riesling expert down in Houston at Specs. Clocking in at a whopping 8.6% ETOH and 3.9% Resdiual Sugar, it is in the Auslese camp. Fairly sweet. Very intense peach flavors and good minerality. A steal at under $20 a bottle.

Who knew you drank low octane!

Sounds great - I need to drink more Riesling.

His liver has been bad and he's punishing it with low alcohol.

Bowden, I'm coming back as you in my next life.

There.

I said it.

flower

Its pretty good...I cant complain.
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Post  Peter M Czyryca on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:30 am

Don't want to continue "berserking" this thread - but it's a contest between the flower and the afro for the best emoticons on this site.
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