2012 Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier Mölsheim Riesling to start the evening. This is unmistakably Riesling, but it is so much more. It does have a hint of petrol and lip smacking acidity, but it has wonderful acidity among a finessed and smooth palate that defies basic Riesling flavor profiles. Imagine a hybrid between Riesling and completely unoaked world class Chardonnay. Love this wine and this producer.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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