It's not easy to find great Riesling under $12. It is a very particular challenge since producers can always rely on their favorite crutch -- sugar -- when producing Rieslings.
Riesling is one of the world's most misunderstood and most versatile grapes, but it is often the sommelier's favorite grape because it's so flexible with food and can act as a parachute for food-pairings.
Riesling is possibly the most misunderstood grape varietal in the wine world. It runs the gamut from super-sweet dessert wines to bone-dry bottles that you could even pair with a steak.