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Prinz Straub Franken Riesling 2010


Recommendation: A dry Riesling that goes well with a variety of foods.

Winery/Producer: Gutsabfullung Lothar Straub; Grossheubach, Germany.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Franken, Germany

Vintage: 2010

Price: 6.5 euros (about $7.40 dollars)

Purchased From: A Wine shop in Miltenberg, Germany.

Paired With: (lunch) Garden salad, Cuban sandwich and chocolate cookies

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Very light oat straw color. Delicate Tropical fruit and pineapple aromas. Smooth mouth-feel with a tart fruit taste that stays through a VERY long slightly crisp finish. Although there were hints of honey in both the aroma and on the palate, it was dry and had a refreshing crispness in the finish. Out of the 10 inexpensive bottles of local wine we bought in Germany this was the one we liked best. It’s a dry Riesling that goes well with a variety of foods.

    She said: Clear, light golden yellow color. Fat irregular legs that move slowly. Pleasant honey suckle flavor is followed by a smooth creamy, flavorful taste. With medium body and a long fruity finish, the wine was good with the salad but especially delicious with the chocolate cookies. I could enjoy it alone but think it is a good addition to many foods and would buy it again. We found this in a very unique wine shop in Miltenberg and it was the best local wine we found in Germany.

    Our source for lots of local German wines

    Comments: The town of Miltenberg was exactly what everyone thinks a German village should look like. Old buildings and cobblestone streets, but the best part was the wine shop with a cellar that went back into the mountain. It was everything you would want in a wine cellar…damp coolness, musty aromas, and lots of wine. They only had local wines and were selling them at what we thought were ridiculous low prices. We talked with the store owner, who spoke very limited English, about what we wanted, and as he gathered our wine we began to have second thoughts about the quality of the wine…the prices were between 6.50 and 8.00 Euros and came in squat bottles!!! However, at dinner that night we blind tested one of our newly found bottles with the ships house Riesling and it was clear we really had a GREAT find. Even our non-wine drinking friends said the difference was astounding. See also the travel notes from our Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise.

    Special Note: This wine was selected as one of the ten best value wines we reviewed in 2015, See The Best Value Wines of 2015

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: NA