Four and a half glasses
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Firm and off-dry, this white displays lemon and peach flavors on a juicy profile. Balanced, lingering nicely. Drink now through 2009.
Driven by its mineral side, this white offers a mix of stone, pineapple, peach and grapefruit. Lively and balanced, lingering with a juicy, peppery finish. Drink now through 2016.
A juicy style, offering straightaway flavors of ripe peach and apple, with notes of lemon cream and spice. Rich herbal notes mark the broad finish. Drink now through 2016.
It has been some time since I tasted a German Riesling this good for the price. Apple blossom, lime and sweet clover rise from the glass, bringing to mind the Mosel. In the mouth, the exchange of slate and fruit acidity is positively shimmering. This sits delicately on the palate, yet saturates it with fruit, flowers, minerals in wet stone, and salt and quarry dust variations. Twenty-six grams of sugar are perfectly integrated, so that the wine displays only a hint of sweetness. The finish is so ingratiatingly fruity and invigoratingly mineral it spreads from ear to ear and simply compels the next sip - make that "gulp!"
Here's a sleek, almost racy white, with intensity and a mineral undercurrent to its apple and lime flavors. Lovely balance and length. Drink now through 2008.
Big, ripe flavors of green pear and summer peach are kept lively by limelike acidity, giving this a sleek, zesty feel.
If you want a pure, delicious and fruity white, it's time to try German Riesling. Kesseler makes this wine from estate vineyards and purchased grapes from this prime Rhine River region (Rheingau). Sleek, almost racy, with a mineral undercurrent to apple and lime flavors.