A combination of rose and mineral aromas and peach flavor highlight this sleek '03 Riesling. It has density and balance on a lightweight frame, followed by a lingering finish. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Lovely perfumes of flowers and berries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with balanced fruit and tannins and a long finish. Beauty. Outstanding quality for the money. Drink now. 600 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Big, rich and juicy with loads of blackberry, black licorice, dark chocolate and mineral character. Full-bodied, chewy and very long. Big, serious wine. Fantastic effort from this producer. Best after 2005. 375 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Very fresh and clean with an appley, minerally aroma. Medium- to full-bodied, with good acidity and a clean, long finish. Incredibly fresh and long. Excellent. Best ever from here. Drink now. 12,500 cases made. From northeast Italy. —James Suckling
Exotic and spicy, this exhibits rose and clove aromas before giving way to its peach flavor. Round and supple, this is balanced on the soft side and delicious now. Drink now through 2012. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
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