St. Urbans-Hof 2002 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett ($14.99)
This pale, straw-color wine from the Mosel is clear as water. Its appetizing aromas blend musky melon and a distinct citric whiff of tangerine. Light, fresh-fruit sweetness is well balanced by piercing acidity, with a slight prickly petillance on the tongue. Crisp tangerine-mandarin flavors linger in a very long finish. Excellent wine, good with food, and a low (8.5%) level of alcohol makes for a pleasantly light aperitif. US Importer: HB Wine Merchants, NYC. (Dec 26, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: Fine with before-dinner munchies ranging from chilled shrimp to a tasty selection of cheeses and patés.
WEB LINK: http://www.weingut-st-urbans-hof.de/
FIND THIS WINE ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
Wine notes in 'shelf-hanger' format:
We publish Wine Lovers' Page tasting reports in the familiar "shelf-hanger" size and format, to make it easy for wine merchants or collectors to print them out, clip and post them where this wine is displayed. We do ask, however, that the WineLoversPage.com name, logo and URL be left intact, and that these reports be used with the specific wines rated, not different bottlings or vintages.
Our tasting policy:
All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I accept no free samples from wineries or distributors, purchasing all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.