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2004 Heyl zu Herrnsheim Niersteiner 'Baron Heyl' Riesling Spatlese***
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Rheinhessen, Germany $25 Private Tasting 10/21/08
This pale, lemon-green wine has a vibrant nose filled with stone fruits, blossom, honey and a hint of petrol and lemon. The palate is light-bodied, well-structured and off-dry with nice acidity to cut the sweetness with flavors of lemon, peach, honey, melon, vanilla, apple and petrol on a lush and long finish. Though fairly light, the sweetness and flavors give this wine an intensity of ripe, sweet fruit you will either love or hate.

2004 Jean-Philippe & Jean-Francois Becker Riesling Froehn**
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Alsace, France $18 K&L Wines 6/24/08
A pale, lemon-colored wine with a mild nose of blossoms, citrus, minerals and stone fruit. The palate is off-dry with a lush mouthfeel and flavors of citrus, peach, honey and a note of toast and petrol on the medium finish. The acidity was pretty low which left the wine a bit flabby, but it was still pleasant enough. Definitely beginning to show it's age.

2002 Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling**
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Barossa Valley, Australia $28 Wine.com 9/24/07
A pale, lemon-colored wine with a pronounced nose of apple and citrus with a touch of resin. The palate is delicate and crisp with flavors of lemon, grass and minerals, which integrate nicely on the moderate finish. For those who like their rieslings on the dry side.


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**** Outstanding | *** Delicious | ** Enjoyable | * Drinkable
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