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2009 Ratzenberger Steeger St. Jost Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken
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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011

Aromas of citrus fruit and spice. Tropical fruit flavors offer subtle depth, with refreshing acidity providing lift. Lively on the finish and fun to drink

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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05/02/2012
by Yori13916361
As I sample a variety of Reislings, I find that this is my "go-to" everyday wine. Just enough fruity sweetness, and not too dry.
Lovely wine
09/28/2011
by bicks14063986
Refreshing, quite fruity, lots of lemon and enough acidity to cut through--really needs to be drunk as an aperitif, or with asian food. Probably would also pair well with Sausage and 'kraut.
Off Dry it is!!
09/06/2011
by Edwards13329067
I was looking for a nice soft fruit driven winr that would compilment my pan sear flounder with a wine wine & butter crab meat sauce. WOW, this was the right wine for this dish!! THe soft fruits peared well with this dish!

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