A Treasure Trove of Riesling

Germany's 2001 harvest marks the best in 30 years
Apr 14, 2003
A "golden October" in 2001 elicited splendid results at most Riesling quality levels.     Top-Scoring German Wines       Best Value German Wines       Updated German Vintage Chart     Late in November 2001, Germany was shivering under gray skies and steady rain, but the growers whom I was visiting could barely contain their excitement.

Member-Only Content

Premium Subscription

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 400,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

Start Free 30-day Trial

Already a member? Sign In

You Might Also Like

Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish reviewed nearly 100 sparkling white and rosé wines …

Dec 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Wine Spectator senior editor Kim Marcus reviewed nearly 200 wines from Argentina in blind …

Dec 31, 2021
15 Thrilling Global Wines for Thanksgiving

15 Thrilling Global Wines for Thanksgiving

Find something different to pour with these new reviews of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo …

Nov 22, 2021
2021 Beaujolais Nouveau Is Here—But You Might Have to Work to Find It

2021 Beaujolais Nouveau Is Here—But You Might Have to Work to Find It

A challenging and very late harvest yielded some classic and lively Gamays. Wine Spectator …

Nov 18, 2021
16 Thanksgiving Reds Besides Beaujolais Nouveau

16 Thanksgiving Reds Besides Beaujolais Nouveau

Get ready to feast with these new reviews of turkey-friendly Pinot Noir, Chianti and more …

Nov 18, 2021
10 Satisfying California Chardonnays Up to 92 Points

10 Satisfying California Chardonnays Up to 92 Points

New reviews of impressive Chardonnays from Sonoma, Napa, Monterey and beyond, priced $45 or …

Nov 15, 2021