Wintzenheim, Alsace

Famille Hebinger Vignerons a Eguisheim

Alsace Grand Cru Hengst Riesling 2018

Riesling from the Hengst grand cru in Wintzenheim, about 5 miles west of Colmar. Biodynamically farmed vineyards. Lean, precise, elegant with citrus, flowers and hints of rubber on the nose. On the palate there is some grapefruit. Powerful, dry, mineral. Nice saline aftertaste. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Alsace Pinot Gris 2019

Mid yellow in colour. Aromas of yellow flowers and honey. The palate is luscious with pear and ripe apple - good concentration with medium plus intensity and low acid. Finishes dry. First of 6 recently bought. Also excellent value/QPR. — 10 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Scott Rose It’s a lovely Gris isn’t Scott. I also bought 6 of their Pinot Blanc from the 2019 vintage. Yet to try. Both good value.
Scott Rose

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Lucky ducky. I rarely see them repped/available here in San Diego, CA. Can taste the Pinot Blanc now along with the (non-dessert styled) Muscat and various regular/late harvest Gewürz and Ries offerings. So least in California.
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Grrr...been in a Bordeaux mood lately but was really really missing DZH. Your post helped/didn't help. Need to divert some juice acquisition energy into DZH procuring. Especially their lower-end stuff. Such tremendous value.

Koenig Vineyards

Alsace Gewürztraminer 2017

Koenig Gewurztraminer 2017, Alsace, France


Light lemon in color with a golden hue.

Gorgeous nose of white flowers, lemons, honey, melons, yellow apples, tropical fruits, minerals, diesel, spices, white pepper, pineapples and light earth.

Full bodied and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, red apples, melons, pears, minerals, light spices, light earth, tropical fruits and light herbs.

Medium plus on the finish with lemons.

This is a delicious Gewurztraminer from France. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouth feel.

Very nicely balanced with enough fruits for the acidity.

This 4 year old aged nicely so far, and would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Last year I had the 2018 vintage, and it is much nicer with some age.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool.

Kosher and Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 21 days ago

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Vignoble de Rêveur

Pierres Sauvages Sec Alsace White Blend 2019

Whoa! Why did no one tell me about this one? The side project of Mathieu Deiss of the family behind Domaine Marcel Deiss. Beautiful pure copper color with pretty green flecks. One of the prettiest noses I’ve had in quite some time. Delicious honey and orange peel up front. The floral notes are ridiculously fun and exciting. Plenty of herbs and mango, as well.

All Pinot, all day here. 50% Pinot Blanc and 25% each of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. This is so unfamiliar to me but so welcoming and engrossing at the same time. Biodynamic Orange wine that really blows you away from the first sip. Distinctively Alsatian, there’s more than enough to love here. Fresh, lively acid with a kick of spice. The palate is expansive and round with a really nice amalgamation of pretty, rustic fruits. Medium long finish that honestly makes you want just one more glass. Don’t like Orange wine? Don’t like Biodynamic wine? Try this and correct yourself.
— 11 days ago

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You've convinced me to try orange wine. Never had it before. Cheers!🥂

Domaine de l'Oriel Claude Weinzorn

Alsace Pinot Gris

Decidedly off-dry, showing more balance on the second night. Definitely needs the right food pairing to really shine. — 3 days ago

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Hugel et Fils

Édition Limitée Grossi Laüe Alsace Pinot Noir 2012

Cherries and cranberries. Soft spice, dry flowers, twigs, some distant echoos of barnyard funk. Light- to medium-bodied, crunchy, velvety and feminine.
Quite Nice.
— 13 days ago

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Domaine Sylvie Spielmann

Kanzlerberg Alsace Grand Cru Gewürztraminer 1999


Stunning shimmering golden color & classic Gewurz nose of lychee & rose hips, quince, some green garden funk, hint of spice, just a lovely nose - silky viscous luxurious texture on palate but a little tired & over the hill - drying out on finish. This is like a old champion boxer who still can move those hands & dance around the ring, but far from peak form. — 3 days ago

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Very apropos description, given that I watched the Mohammed Ali documentary on PBS this week. What did you have to eat with this gem?


Indian, both tasted better 2nd night

Domaine Joseph Scharsch

Alsace Pinot Blanc 2019

The sweeter side of Pinot Gris! Zippy with lifting flowery and acid notes. Wildflowers and juicy apples with vibrant fun playful notes. A wine with which to frolic! — 6 days ago

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Domaine Weinbach

Alsace Pinot Blanc 2018

Cathy Corison

Yum. That wonderful tension between acidity and viscous feel. Mineral, earth, hint of mint. Long. — a day ago

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Domaine Léon Boesch

Breitenberg Riesling

Riesling from the Breitenberg vineyard in Westhalten. Vines are about 35 years old and rooted in sandstone (buntsandstein) soils. Pale golden color. Delicate nose with aromas of citrus (lemon, lime), mineral, saline. Citrus on the palate (mostly lime). Zesty acidity. Long finish. Saline notes. Really refreshing — 3 days ago

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