Bockstein Reisling

Bockstein Reisling. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / December 6, 2011)

German wines can sometimes be astonishing bargains. This gorgeous Riesling Kabinett from St. Urbans-Hof winery in the heart of Germany's Mosel is a case in point.

Juicy and fragrant as a ripe white peach, the 2010 Riesling Kabinett is sheer nectar laced with the bright acidity that makes these wines so food-friendly.

Open a bottle for a Moroccan or Thai meal. It's also a terrific match with cheese. Or simply enjoy it as an aperitif before dinner.

irene.virbila@latimes.com



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Region: Mosel, Germany

Price: $17-$20

Style: Lightly sweet with a bracing acidity

What it goes with: Moroccan or Thai food, cheese

Where to find it: Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, http://www.manhattanfinewines.com; Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants in West Los Angeles, (310) 447-2020, http://www.2020wines.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com