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Feb 17, 2011 12:42 PM

Dry Riesling recommendations?

I like riesling, but most are too sweet for my taste. I prefer dry rieslings like Bonny Doon's Pacific Rim. Any other recommendations, either U.S. or imported at a moderate price (under $20).

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  1. Try some from Australia:
    Leeuwin Art Series from Margaret River
    Grosset Polish Hill
    The Leeuwin should definitely be no more than $20, while the Grosset might be around $25 or so.

    1. How do you drink your wine? If you just swallow it and don't move it around many German Rieslings will appear sweet. If you move it around the Rieslings from the Mosel will be your cup of tea as they are more sour than sweet.

        1. re: RCC

          +1 on the Niagara rieslings, if you can find them where you are. Niagara's are known for being dry or off-dry and generally very well priced.

        2. Clairborne & Churchill Dry Riesling from the Edna Valley @ $15

          1. Trimbach Riesling (Alsace)
            Smith Madrone Dry Riesling (Spring Mountain, Califormia)