I'll admit that I'm a huge fan of riesling so I'm a bit biased towards the grape in general. However, when I first met St. Urbans-Hof as a wine buyer, I loved it immediately: beautiful apricot balanced by that awesome slate quality. But I was unwilling to purchase it from the distributor saying "We have too many high end riesling". I should've looked at the label to see that it was a QbA. When the distributor told me it retailed for under $20, we bought five cases and sold out immediately. Each vintage since has been a pleasure to drink.
The wine is very smooth at 10% alcohol content and is just slightly sweet. The comment about needing a little air to open up is definitely accurate. Personally, I prefer the Chateau St. Michelle Eroica for a Riesling, but this is also a very solid wine.