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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)