Daniel Schuster 2006 Waipara Riesling ($13.99)
Transparent pale gold. Tiny bubbles line the glass. Heady floral aroma, reminiscent of gardenias, along with plenty of ripe Riesling mango. Textured and off-dry, white fruit and gentle fresh-fruit sweetness. Light 10.5% alcohol is well balanced by mouth-watering acidity. A bit surprisingly for a New Zealand white, it's closed with a natural cork, not a screw cap. US Importer: American Estates Wines Inc., Philadelphia (Nov 8, 2008)
FOOD MATCH: Riesling is one of the most versatile food wines. This one went well with a seafood risotto with bite-size chunks of cod.
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