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1998 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling Kabinett
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The un Riesling
by merlot12060217
When Greg brought this wine to our wine tasting in Narberth, PA., I almost didn't try it. I don't do white wines especially Rieslings. Well, I will never be so prejudice again. THIS WINE IS NOW ONE OF MY FAVORITES. It was sweet and smooth without the acid taste that I associate with other rieslings. Thanks for broadening my tastes.
Extremely nice
by Eric Zeiss
Went very well with Sautéed sea scallops with minced pork in XO chili sauce.
There Can't be much of this left...
by David Moore
What with running around to our brand spankin' new store in New York, I lose touch with what's still in inventory. This is beautiful wine that is just now starting to show the silky textures and lemon custard aromatics of mature riesling. Any wine from Ratzenberger (the father and son) is a special treat.

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About Germany

German vintners and Germany's wine law have often been their own worst enemies, and consumers understandably bemoan the unintelligibility of the labels as well as the mediocre quality of so many commercial-grade wines. It is a shame if this situation acts as a barrier to appreciating some of the world's most distinctive and versatile wines.
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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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