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'09 Kalinda Rheingau Riesling - $10.99 - Direct from Germany - 11/23/2010 - Germany

2009 Kalinda Rheingau Riesling Qba ($10.99)

So so so happy that this wine has finally arrived, it has been a work in progress for nearly a year and a half. We now have our everyday house Riesling that fits into that sweet spot price point and is a perfect medium stylistically. The winemaker and yours truly spent a lot of time tasting different combinations to come up with the style that I was looking for. I had have been searching for a wine that was just a touch dryer than a halbtrocken but still carried weight, texture and a juicy core of fruit. Well, after a lot of close, but not it tasting sessions, we finally got it! The presence of rich Rheingau texture is mingled in with soft minerality and then zips along your palate and leaves just a subtle hint of juicy sweetness. (Eric Story, K&L Wine Merchants German Wine Buyer and German Riesling Winemaker Wannabe)

Staff ImageSteve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 30, 2010

This is a perfect go-to for the Holidays and will pair well with hearty food and lighter appitizers. Slightly sweet, super fresh and amazingly versitile, this is almost too easy to crack open (screw top) and too easy to drink. Keep this in the refrig. for impromptu gatherings and plan to have a couple with Christmas dinner. I promise you will love it.