This Kabinett class German Riesling (we will discuss German wine classifications at a later time), in an attractive tall bottle, with an equally attractive price, should be on your list when seeking a food-friendly wine to share with wine-lovers and others who are typically not enthusiastic for wine.
The nose shows strong apple citrus elements with a note of sweetness. The first sip shows that this Riesling has some viscosity, and a little bit of sweetness at mid palate, but fortunately the sweetness is clean and not at all sticky. There is a definite start, middle, finish order to the flavors in this wine – starting with a burst of juicy, apple and lime flavors, followed by a mid-palate sweetness that turns later to a finish that continues the acidity present throughout, but with a touch of mineral at the end. No part of the flavor experience is jagged or rough – instead, it is clean and fresh throughout. A bargain right now in Pennsylvania (currently $8.99 in PA), for a wine that might be a great introduction wine to friends who are unfamiliar with German wines, or wines in general, since the flavors are pleasing and the alcohol level is relatively low for modern wines (8.5%).