A German Riesling

To start out why I was looking for a German Riesling goes back to my Grandpa.  There was a story told one time about when he was working in Germany [He was Polish] before WW2, he was working Restaurant don't know if it was a server or busser or what. Being the 30s in Germany the owner not always able to pay his staff, they decided that with his coworker they would drink Old Rieslings from the owners cellar [you know Riesling with 20years bottle age, making them what 1910s?] that would cover a days worth of work.

So that bring us to today my Grandpa is dying, and we wanted to have one last dinner as family before it was too late.  So on short notice 3 hours [Short notice because no one told me that today was the day of the dinner hah!], I ran down to Liberty Wine Merchants here in Vancouver at Granville island knowing they carry a good selection of Riesling and are known to have aged Riesling with 15years on them.  Unfortunately they did not have a Aged Riesling in stock so  with some talking to the people in the store I was steered to a  Auslese from the 2007 vintage from what the clerk said was a good vintage for showing Petrol notes, cuz I like sniffing petrol~

When I arrived at the house, grandpa was in bed and not doing so well, so we let him rest, and the rest of the family enjoyed the wine.  And it was not all bad news this day, as my brother and his wife announced that my grandma would be a great grandmother, and me a uncle! The Circle of life.  The wine itself was pretty good too.

The Stats:
Vereinigte Hospitien
Piesporter Goldtröpfchen
8.0% Alc
Mosel Saar Ruwer

The Eye:
Med Minus Golden

The Nose:
A Hint of Petrol, A Dash of Flint, A a Delicious Helping of Passionfruit curd, Richness on the nose for sure

The Mouth:
High Acid, Med + Finish
A another hint of Petrol, Luscious Passion fruit, lemon curd, red apple, crushed Rocks

Overall/Reflection: A very tasty wine, Would love to see how this would age for sure, nice richness, the Acid Sugar Balance was Superb, did not taste "sweet" at all very nice

Score: 92

THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail.)
• Extraordinary (96-100 points)
• Outstanding (90-95)
• Very Good to Excellent (85-89)
• Good (80-84)
• Average (75-79)
• Below average (70-74)
• Avoid (50-70)


  1. Seriously, who doesn't like sniffing petrol? :)

    Great story about your just can't make stuff like that up. It's tales like these that grandparents are full of and I wish everyone would appreciate their grandparents whilst they are still around.

  2. Chevron Gas is the Best~

    yeah you get good tales, he does have some ww2 but he barely talked about those