Wine of the Day January 28, 2015

2011MeyerPinot2011 Hubert Meyer, Pinot Noir, Fut en Chene, Vin d’Alsace, France.
This is beautiful and character filled wine, a detailed and complex Pinot Noir with full flavors and only at 12.5% alcohol. One of the best values in top quality Alsatian Pinot Noir, this Hebert Meyer is a real steal and a great new discovery, along with their fine sparkling wines and superb Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The 2011 Fut en Chene, aged in oak, has nice ripe fruit, earth and spice with a flowing silky texture and a good lingering finish along with refined acidity keeping everything in control, this is a very stylish example of terroir and varietal, this little gem puts some Burgundy, California and Oregon wines to shame in this price point. Hubert Meyer’s lovely Pinot Noir starts with dusty cherry, rose petals, hints of mineral, game and light pepper notes before folding into a medium weight palate of plum, raspberry, truffle, chalky stones and flinty spices with a hint of creaminess, think round and soft, but with nice vigor and vibrancy to the flavors, this is very pleasing stuff, I highly recommend keeping your eyes out for this well crafted Pinot, imported by H. Mercer, drink from 2015 to 2018.
($24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive