I arrived at JFK on the 4th of July from a 10 day bus tour through Spain (more on that later) and was desperate for some Riesling. As soon as I was off the plane, I called my wife and requested that a bottle of 2006 F.X Pichler, Riesling, Von den Terrassen, Federspiel be thrown in the fridge. My return was to be celebrated with soft shell crabs, which sounded great after having been force fed pork at every meal for over a week. The wine was closed on the nose, but showed excellent minerality in the mouth. This Riesling, which is a blend from several vineyards around Loibner, balanced richness with finesse, a feat often achieved by this estate. Thank God my wife did not decide to grill hot dogs.