Wine of the Day February 27, 2014

2012WeinbachPB2012 Domaine Weinbach, Pinot Blanc, Reserve, Alsace, France.
The wines of Laurence Faller are lovely and deeply flavored, I have long been an admirer of Domaine Weinbach, a truly grand estate in Alsace with a wonderful selection of intriguing offerings from Sylvaner to Vendanges Tardives Gewurztraminer. I adore their Rieslings, especially the Schlossberg, but I also really am smitten with this Reserve Pinot Blanc, this is delicious white wine, and easy to love. Domaine Weinbach is all biodynamic, they’ve been organic for a long while and everything made here is delightfully fresh, balanced and of the highest quality in each level. The 2012 Pinot Blanc Reserve starts with tangy citrus, hints of honey, wild herbs and yellow peach with a palate of good density along with good high-toned acidity. There are notes of apple, pear and a touch of tropical fruit as well that come through in the glass, light mineral and clove too, this is classy and elegant wine that gives plenty for the money. Look for this pretty Pinot Blanc to drink good for 2-5 years and enjoy now, and while winemaker Laurence Faller makes some of my favorite Rieslings, she should not be overlooked for this outstanding Pinot Blanc, and or any of her fantastic wines.
($26 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive