“Urban” in German means polite, with good manners. Works for me: urban riesling is absolutely civil, especially on one of this summer’s hot days. Although it smells like peaches and honey, it’s on the dry side of sweet. Definitely not ooey-gooey. In your mouth it delivers smooth melon, a very light tangy snap, and a hint of stone. Perfect by itself or with spicy food, pizza, even with dessert.
The bottle and label are retro-German stylish, as if you’re holding a prop from a high-society European scene in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Urban is not a “huge wow” wine, but at $10, this well-mannered and delicious refresher is:
P.S. Although Sgt. Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes sounded like he was answering commands with “yavolt,” it appears that the German word is “Jawohl.”