Mönchhof 2001 Robert Eymael Estate Riesling ($11.99)
This basic Riesling from a respected Mosel producer is a very pale gold color, almost watery. Honey and mixed-citrus aromas lead into a sweet, appealing white-fruit flavor highlighted by notes of tangerine peel, with tangy acidity glimmering through fresh-fruit sugar. Very full and sweet indeed for a "Qualitatswein," lending further credibility to the reported ripeness of the '01 German vintage. US Importer: Cellars International Inc./Ilna Selections (Rudi Wiest), Carlsbad, Calif. (Nov 28, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Delicious with roast turkey, lending further credibility to the argument that Riesling is the best flavor choice for this festive bird.
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