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Kalinda Riesling - 08/01/2013 - Germany

After being in the business for 37 years now, we have created fantastic connections all over the wine world. The Kalinda label was put into play for the simple reason of bringing you wines from top notch producers at affordable pricing. This year’s 2012 Kalinda Riesling is just that, a top notch wine from a top producer at an affordable everyday price. - Eric Story, K&L German Wine Buyer

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2012 Kalinda Rheingau Riesling Qba ($11.99)

This is the driest version of our Kalinda Riesling yet and by far my personal favorite. This year's bottling is somewhere between a feinherb and a trocken (dry) in style but, leaning quite a bit more towards the trocken side. The aromatics are sharp and start to jump out of the glass with some air and are loaded with minerals, lean stone fruits, summer herbs and hints of apple skin. The palate is showing a really nice defined structure that, again with air, starts to develop in the glass and adds to its length, texture and nervy drive. I have become a massive fan of the dry Rieslings over the last ten years and this one is the perfect introduction into the fantastic world of dry Riesling. Undoubtedly my official summertime slammer! (Eric Story, German Buyer)

Staff ImageJim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: July 10, 2013

Lush aromas of jasmine to white peach underscored by a wet river stone to slate-like minerality define the very serious bouquet of this lovely wine that was created by our German Wine Buyer, Eric Story [his third such creation in three years}, and is not quite a Tröcken nor a Halb-Tröcken, but somewhere in between those styles. Incredible structure and depth of character on the palate, this Gem is off-dry, yet refreshing and bright due to its excellent acid levels and presentation of superb Riesling fruit. According to Rusty, this very serious Gem is one of the best buys in the store and he has informed me that we need at least several cases of this wonderful wine. 11.5% ABV