Alsace, France

Kuentz-Bas

Alsace Pinot Noir 2016

Very pretty, delicate style with pronounced floral character and sweet red fruit profile. Appears to be unfined. One of the better Alsatian Pinot Noir you will find at this price point. — 3 days ago

Neil, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Trimbach

Cuvée Frédéric Emile Alsace Riesling 2006

This wine is a little different than I remember, but maybe it’s the vintage. A resonant gold in the glass, somewhat viscous on the palate, equally happy alone, with cheese, with dinner, alone again, but not the penetrating, stone expression I remember from my first couple times drinking the wine. Good for what it is, but I wouldn’t mind more precision and more length. — 4 days ago

Andrew, Ira and 1 other liked this

EARL Ginglinger-Fix

Méthode Traditionelle Crémant d'Alsace Brut Sparkling Blend 2015

This was a fun sparkler. Nose was so fresh and fruity. Pear and brioche flavors in the mouth, with juicy acidity and a clean, relatively long finish. Fine bubbles. — 14 days ago

Severn, Daron and 13 others liked this

Kientzler

Ribeauville Grand Cru Alsace Riesling 2004

Deep golden color. Caramel and nutty nose that reminded me of a tawny port. Dry and surprisingly crisp for a wine it’s age. Fruit was subtle, nectarine and pineapple, Graham cracker and a ginger spice. — 9 days ago

Gerard Schueller et Fils

Le Chant des Oiseaux Alsace AOC Pinot Noir 2013

This was great! Purity, vivacity, tension, ethereal nose. Must be whole cluster. I heard they insert this blind into DRC tastings...could be a myth. — 3 days ago

Stephen, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Par Binner

Les Vins Pirouettes Pinot Noir 2016

D’Hubert et Christian bottling. Enjoyed this at Raw Wine Los Angeles last year, so thought I would pull this in anticipation of the 2018 event coming up this weekend. A little CO2 and funk on the nose to start, but both blew off. This settled down to a nice lighter framed Pinot with a little air. — 12 days ago

Bill, Trixie and 10 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Would have loved to be at this tasting just did not work out.

Albert Boxler

Réserve Alsace Pinot Blanc

Thea Dwelle
9.5

A delicious example of an old vine Pinot Blanc from Alsace. Bursting with fresh apricots and searing minerality, the intense nutmeg and baking spices dance across freshly baked apples. A savory note peeks out like a shy child from grilled peaches, while white flowers are throughout. An excellent example of aromatic whites from the region. |sample

— 2 days ago

Albert Boxler

Alsace Chasselas 2013

First stop on my tour of all the wines I can source from this Alsatian producer. Golden yellow, excellent clarity. Some floral, perfume and maybe lime notes in nose. Soft wine, smooth mouthfeel, slightly tart finish with minor skin astringency. Tart peach and apricot flavors in aftertaste. Otherwise this is a fairly neutral wine in terms of flavor; a touch of citric and maybe lactic acid with minerality dominate. 12.5% alcohol. Only my second tasting of this varietal — 14 days ago

P, Steve and 3 others liked this

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Clos St. Urbain Rangen de Thann Riesling 2015

Alex Lallos
9.7

A haunting, concentrated and penetrating riesling. Just fabulous in every possible way. It is a huge wine but with a mineral backbone that won't quit. We finished this bottle sooo fast. Despite its youth, this wine is still so utterly drinkable. Drinks more like grand cru Burgundy than anything. Wow!!!! Thanks @Ben Edwards — 5 days ago

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Trimbach

Geisberg Grand Cru Riesling 2009

Inaugural Release of this Grand Cru from old vines leased from the Convent of Ribeauville that formerly went into Trimbach’s GC Osterberg

The nose dominated by flint out of the gate but revealing marzipan, honeysuckle, and mango after a few hours ~ mango purée, peach nectar, rainbow sherbet, lime and pineapple hard candy coat the palate which finishes dry by way of lanolin, crushed minerals and an almost white pepper-ness

Torn between appreciating the dry finish yet craving more acidity...
— 14 days ago

Tom, Mike and 3 others liked this