I purchased my bottle today at Publix. $8.99 it’s a 2006 rather than 2005.
Popped that in the refrigerator while I made dinner.
For dinner I made Roman Summer Salad (recipe courtesy of Giada DiLaurentis and the Food Network) Shrimp and a loaf of crusty Tuscan Boule.
I thought the saltiness of the salad (tomatoes, capers, olives, anchovies, balsamic reduction, olive oil, basil, parsley) and the spiciness of the shrimp (sauteed in olive oil with lemon juice, crushed red pepper and garlic then tossed with parsley) would pair well with the sweetness of the riesling.
What happened though was the strong flavors of the salad completely overwhelmed the wine making it taste watery and almost flavorless.
I had another glass after dinner and found it to be overly sweet for my taste and a bit one dimentional.
My husband refused to drink it. He didn’t like the way it smelled or tasted and thought it was too “sugary”.
So…sorry to say that this pick wasn’t a winner for us. But, the good news is that I did learn something about german wines from the link flickster provided. There were three other Schmitt Sohne Rieslings in the market like the link John Mace provided. The other three that weren’t Qba were more expensive ranging from 9.99 yo 14.99. I’m wondering how they compare.