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Gunderloch, Jean-Baptiste Riesling, Rheinhessen Kabinett 2007, Germany

A supremely delicate expression of all that’s wonderful about German Riesling.

Hosmer Winery Riesling 2008, Cayuga Lake, New York

Very fine for the modest price, shows real Riesling personality.

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Riesling 2009, Australia

Balanced, clean, crisp and quaffable.

Kallfelz R Kabinett 2008, Mosel Germany

A great example of the power and contradictions of a German Riesling.

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Nota bene: all wines on this list are located right in the middle of the price range = $40.

Bollig-Lehnert Trittenheimer Apotheke, R Kabinett 2007, Mosel, Germany

Astounding for the price, hits all the marks you expect in a Riesling—lush fruit, hints of petrol, and a crisp mineral-laden finish.

Clean Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany

Powerful, focused, sings to the heavens, glorious harmony of sweet and crisp fruit flavours.

Note: this is a non-vintage wine.

Domaines Schlumberger Riesling, Les Princes Abbes 2007, Alsace

Soft minerality and a tad off-dry.

Graf Hardegg R, Von Schloss 2008, Austria

A surprisingly delicate and gentle Austrian Riesling, hints of real minerality.

Grove Mill Riesling 2008 New Zealand

Unusually layered and nuanced for the modest price.

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