Budget Alsatians

Trimbach, Alsace, Pinot Blanc 2005 Light floral notes mark the nose and the mouth has a rather creamy texture, very little residual sugar, a moderate amount of acid and the taste of stone fruits; it’s nice and simple for the price. Mis en bouteille a Ribeauville 12.5% $11.79 at Bottle Barn Trimbach

Martin Schaetzel, Alsace, Cuvee Reserve, Riesling 2006 There’s the smell of candied limes and minerality while the mouth is rich, a little thick with a little more residual sugar than the Trimbach. Again, I see this, like the wine above, as nice for the price when you budget is tight on Alsatian night. The grapes are all biodynamically farmed. Winemaker Jean Schaetzel. Mis en bouteille a Ammerschwihr 13% $16.99 at Bottle Barn

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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