Wednesday was rainy, but in a surprise cleared up in time for the concert by the river. Lovely not-too-warm night with a good bluegrass band. Betsy had made a seafood salad (shrimp and grilled squid) and some pasta with pestol, we also had some cheeses and the 2004 Gunderloch Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen). First of all, though this is listed as "Dry", I think there is just a touch of noticable residual sugar - but with the impressive acidity the overall effect is dry. Rich deep golden plum and peach flavors, intensely mineral finish. Steely backbone, structured yet accessable. Seriously impressive QbA. Where did I get this? Must find more. A-/B+
(PS though my picnic kit includes a corkscrew, the screwcap is a bonus- no need to take a backup bottle for fear of TCA, and no fighting to get cork back in to transport home).
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.