Classic Mosel Riesling from renowned German vintner Willi Schaefer. This, the most basic of his Rieslings, makes perfect summer drinking. The 2007 is scented with apricot and lime blossom. On the palate, it's soft, lush, flowery, the sweetness balanced by a crisp acidity.
I've been serving it with peas rolled in butter or roasted asparagus with olive oil. But I can imagine it will be wonderful with summer melon and prosciutto, or even an iceberg lettuce wedge with Roquefort dressing.
-- S. Irene Virbila Region: Mosel (Germany)
Price: About $20
Style: Slightly sweet but vibrant and zesty
What it goes with: peas, asparagus, prosciutto and melon
Where to find it: A Market in Newport Beach, (949) 650-6515; Green Jug in Woodland Hills, (818) 887-9463, www.greenjug.com; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, www.hi; Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699; Liquid Wine and Spirits in Chatsworth, (818) 709-5019; www.liquidpartyworks; Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463, www and Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.