The Grenache Thread continues to be quite popular with some very interesting tasting notes and comments. German wines get a fair amount of mention on this forum and there are frequent discussions about Rieslings from down under. So I think it is a good idea to go with this idea and see how it develops. I will start it off with a good Rheingau from 2001. TN: 2001 Querbach Edition Riesling, Rheingau. 11.5% alc, $27 Cdn, crown closure made of stainless steel like a beer bottle cap. This wine showed up well at a recent tasting downtown. AP #...007.02. Deep lemon yellow color. Nose takes time to open with apple, peach, citrus..lemon zest. "Mango" from across the table. Initial entry thought is nicely evolved, drinks well. Drier style than I expected. Apple, pear, some mineral tones, fair acidity, good length, crisp finish. "Could be halbtrocken?". After an hour, lengthens out tad more..noted citrus on day 2. Imagine this has aged in their cellars, a good buy.