I was toying with naming this thread Franken Sense or Oodles of Bocksbeutel .
This was certainly an interesting and educational night. I tried two grapes I never had before, bacchus and kerpen, which is always a fun thing to do. I can't say I was as blown away as David, maybe because I don't appreciate trocken wines as much as I do the higher residual sugar Germanic wines.
That said, my faves of the night were the 1997 Juliusspital Wurzburger Pfaffenberg Riesling Kabinett (which was a comparable sugar-bomb to all the trockens but in reality had very little r.s.), and also the 2001's. Of the Wirsching Scheurebe Spatlese trocken (which was wine #11 of the scorecard) my notes read "pretty nose. Oh! Surprise! There is fruit in this one". And I liked the 1997 Wirsching Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Kabinett Trocken mostly for it's intensely rich, aged riesling petroly nose.
And I was very surprised by the body weight of the 1994 Weißerburgunder and Silvaner trockens. Regarding the 1996 Riesling trocken, the nose to me wasn't so much smokey as it was "skunk in a gas can".
Another fascinating (albeit off-topic) wine was the 1989 Baumard Coteaux du Layon demi-sec gratiously poured by our host. What a super honeyed, roasted almond nose, rich unctous density, yet only slightly sweet.
And the Perll kab trocken was from Bopparder Hamm (22 05). I just cant recall it was labeled Feuerlay or Mandlestein but I'm prettysure it was Feurelay.
It was a definitely an enjoyable night with special thanks to Chairman David for organizing, to Charles and Glenna our wonderful host and hostess, and to Ken Mason for uncorking so many interesting wines and for teaching me about a region I was totally unfamiliar.