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- wondersofwine - 01-27-2011 06:32 PM

I tried 2.5-oz. pour of two Rieslings from a wine dispenser at The Wine Merchant, Raleigh. The 2009 Riesling QbA, Mosel, tasted sweet to me and was not a must purchase at $15.99 per bottle ($2.90 for the tasting) 90 points from "Wine Spectator"

I prefered the 2009 St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Kabinett Ockfener Bockstein. ($3.25 for the tasting, $17.99 per bottle) and may ask the store to set aside two or three bottles for me to pick up in February during the Triangle Wine Experience. This had more aroma than the QbA. Both wines were quite pale in the glass. Dale Williams and others have commented on this wine. I thought it started sweet but finished on a tart lemony note which I enjoyed. WA rated 91 points and says "saline and seemingly crystalline mineral notes make for uncontrollable salivation--can age for 15 or more years--quintessential Kabinett and outstanding value"--DS (David Schildknecht?)Also says impeccably balanced although it has 50 grams of residual sugar. I would not have guessed the sugar content to be that high. I may want to include this in a future church fundraiser for those who prefer wines with a bit of sweetness.

- TheEngineer - 01-30-2011 10:07 AM

Thanks for that! I've bought a couple of the Kabinetts. They sounded like a good value! Appreciate the notes!