2007 Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan Riesling Trocken: Smooth, dry, a bit tart
aug. 28, 2011: i opened this up for my parents. we wanted something light and not too sweet on a very sunny and humid sunday, and this met those requirements. both my parents really liked this, but i was expecting it to be somewhat sweet, so i was a bit disappointed. greg and i had had this riesling and vintage before, and it was sweeter then, so i think the fact that it's older now has made it a bit drier. 12 percent alcohol. winetree.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.