Selbach 2002 "Riesling Dry" ($11.99)
A new-wave take on the traditional German style, this wine is designed to make Riesling accessible to the newbie: It offers plenty of Riesling flavor and typically German acidity, but it's all but bone-dry. A clear, light straw-color wine with yellowish glints against the light, it offers characteristic Riesling aromas of peaches and a piney hint of mangoes, with a whiff of ripe strawberries playing around the edges. Tart green-apple flavors are bright and fresh, with sharp, steely acidity cloaking just a hint of fresh-fruit sugars, finishing long and tart and perceptually dry. US Importer: Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, N.Y.; A Terry Theise Selection. (May 31, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: The label invites the consumer to enjoy this wine with fish, and we accepted the invitation, serving it with seared, sushi-style fresh yellowfin tuna touched with a hint of Asian flavor.

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