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2008 Ratzenberger Steeger St. Jost Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken
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by Robertson13588082
Excellent winter wine. Goes great with oysters.
Another Excellent Riesling
by tokay13713117
Another fine example of what an outstanding German riesling can be.
by Mays13795580
I wish I had ordered more. It is what I look for in a halbtrocken.
Nice Riesling
by Fladeland13768893
I would put this somewhere in the middle between the sweet/crisp range. I had this with some yellowtail sushi and spicier "poki-style" tuna and it worked well with both. Would also be a nice aperitif. Tends to go down quickly but at 11% this isn't surprising.
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by JoeV
Was very complimentary. We both liked this


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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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