Sam Platt wrote:I do get depressed drinking the Prum Riesling because I know that I will have to compare it to the “not Prum” Rieslings that I will be forced to drink in the future.
Just within the MSR, drink Schmitt-Wagner (they're still out there), Selbach-Oster, Willi Schaefer, Schloss Lieser, Meulenhof, Grunhaus, von Othegraven and you may find a number of those reach the bar that Prum sets if that's your benchmark for what German Riesling is. Many, many great producers out there that occupy the same quality level, IMO, and more of them are coming into the US these days.
I poured an 04 Schmitt-Wagner Auslese for my blind tasting group recently. Inexpensive, stunningly good (though most of their wines usually are), and served blind, there were a couple of guesses as to whether I was pouring JJ Prum.