We went home, and were joined by my father in law, Bob Hoover and his dog Lulu, and we ate spicy Chinese food. I pulled out a bottle of Dr. Konstantin Frank Johannisberg Riesling Semi-Dry 2001. It was another dusty colored bottle. Bob loves semi-sweet Rieslings.
The Franks have been turning our classic German-styled bright Rieslings for five decades. Dr. Konstantin Frank was making them as far back as 1960, as pictured above. They are one of the grand cru houses of the east coast.
There, in the golden glow of the dining room, me and the boys and Bob ate shrimp with vegetables and brown rice, Shezchuan Cold Sesame Noodles, General Tsao's Chicken, and House Lo Mein.