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.



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