88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
($22) Green-tinged pale color. Lime, mandarin orange and a strong note of kerosene on the rather forward nose. Densely packed and intensely flavored, with expressive spice and mineral elements complementing apple and lime flavors. Fairly substantial riesling, with a hint of residual sweetness nicely buffered by lively acidity, but I would drink it up in the near term.
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