I had just about given up on German Rieslings, finding them too cloyingly sweet for my liking. I'd always turn to an Alsatian Riesling instead. That is, until yesterday, when I discovered the lush fruity crispiness of a 2003 Weingut Ratzenberger Steeger St.Jost Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken. For $15, this was a real treat; my first taste elicited a genuine "Wow!." Now I feel like a whole new adventure in German Riesling awaits me.