David L. Kahn Wine Tasting Club
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#5 German White Wines   Jul 14, 2001
Year Producer, Selection From Variety Price * Score +
1999 Weingut Karlsmuhle, Kaseler Nies'chen, Spatlese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling $22.50 85
1999 Christoffel Erben, Urziger Wurzgarten, Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling $27.00 85
1999 Fitz-Ritter, Durkheimer Nonnegarten, Spatlese Pfalz Gewurtztraminer $9.90 83
1999 Anheuser, Kruznacher Krotenpfuhl, Auslese Nahe Riesling $18.00 83
1999 Schneider, Niersteiner Paterberg, Kabinett Rheinhessen Riesling $7.20 81
1999 Christoffel Erben, Urziger Wurzgarten, Kabinett Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling $14.40 76
As a group, we decided that all of the wines in this tasting were good but none were great. We preferred the more expensive wines this time, and didn't like the Kabinett wines (made from grapes with lower sugar content) as well as the others.
* The Price reflects the club discount for non-sale wines purchased at Kappy's Liquors in Sudbury and Wine Cellars of Silene in Waltham. Any purchases at the club price must be coordinated through me.
+ The Score represents the average rating of the group at this tasting, on a scale from 50 to 100. We each assign a value of 0-4 for appearance, 0-6 for aroma, 0-6 for flavor and 0-4 for our overall impression resulting in a total score from 0-20. These are averaged, the result is multiplied by 2.5 and then 50 is added. The resulting 50-100 scale is the same range used by Wine Spectator though their process may be different.