Category Archives: Alsace

April 2018 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

Just a few wines to share with you for this brief review for April. Some like to say Rosé season is on the horizon.  I always say Rosé is 365 days a year and 366 on a leap year.  Rosé … Continue reading

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Pierre Sparr Alsace Pinot Blanc – 2008 – 8.7 – James Melendez

Notes of baked Fall fruit accented with slight nutmeg and other simmering spices and finishes with a scent of Bergamot. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht Alscace Pinot d’Alsace – 2007 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This wine is a blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois is the basis for this superbly high acid and notably dry wine.  This wine contains the essence of white flowers; truffle honey, pine nut, and Adriatic fig. ¡Salud! *** … Continue reading

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Gustave Lorentz Alsace Pinot Blanc Reserve – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Wonderful acid base that envelopes pitted fruit characteristics with notes of white flowers, and the most mild spice signatures of ground cardamom and essence of vanilla. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Ziegler-Mauler Alsace Pinot Blanc – 2005 – 8.8 – James Melendez

This wine presents with supple floral notes with white nectarine, hibiscus, Citrus zest, and backed with a pleasant and lively acid. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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Lucien Albrecht Reserve Alsace Riesling – 2006 – 8.5 – James Melendez

First, it looks like a low score and it is–I had to deduct points for a synth cork–hated to reduce points–but I need to be consistent.  I have to say imagine this wine with either a screw cap or real … Continue reading

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Pierre Sparr Alsace Pinot Blanc – 2006 – 8.9 – James Melendez

This is a splendid Pinot Blanc; a wine that has a stake in the acid, alcohol and fruit camps equally.  The acids are bracing and abundant; this wine gives a great diversity of notes: truffled honey, white nectarine, tart apple, … Continue reading

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Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Balthazar Alsace Pinot Blanc – 2007 – 8.2 – James Melendez

This Pinot Blanc gives notes of white nectarine, pitted fruit, crushed almond and hint of fennel– a disappointment was that this bottle had a non-cork closure. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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Trimbach Alsace Pinot Blanc – 2006 – 9.0 – James Melendez

This Pinot Blanc is a tremendous value– under $15 (in most locations) and in some retailers this may hover around $10-12 a bottle.  A superbly dry wine with gorgeous green apple, beautiful acid and lime zest. ¡Salud! *** A plethora … Continue reading

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Domaine Roland Schmitt Alsace Pinot Gris – 2006 – 9.2 – James Melendez

A brilliantly clean, remarkable acid; this wine exhibits pleasing floral packets that deliver and consistently, wondrous baking spice, blood orange zest, and sliced green apple.  A wonderfully complex wine that could be a stand-alone wine or perfect with your starting … Continue reading

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