This was one of the 2002 wines which I had on my list to seek out based upon the material I read about the vintage. I found this bottle a week ago for $15.
I have decided to concentrate my 2002 German buying on the trocken offerings from the Pfalz and Rheingau and this little wine fit right in. This property is run by the Fuhrmann/Eymael families. They own 11 hectares and produce a total of 8000 cases per year (60% of which is Riesling). They have an excellent reputation and I recently tried their 2002 Scheurebe Auslese Gold Kap.
This wine had 12% alcohol and 1.7% residual sugar. Wonderfully aromatic and charming in the glass. I knew this was an outstanding wine from the time the wine first hit my tongue. I will say upfront though that this wine may not be for everyone. It has bracing acidity reminiscent of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Notes of sour apple, banana, spice and citrus. Calling this medium dry might be overstating the sweetness. This tastes dry but retains a lovely character and all the minerally depth you expect in a good German Riesling. One of the very best German food wines I have ever had. 90-91+.
If you are looking for dry 2002 Germans, BUY THIS WINE.