Category Archives: Alsace

2006 Pierre Sparr Reserve Pinot Gris Alsace

pierresparrAlso had this at the Ginger. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, melon, stewed apple, honeysuckle, asian spices, minerality, with no detectable oak. On the palate, off-dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, flowers, wet stone, spice, honeydew melon, medium body, with a medium finish. Not nearly as complex as the Pinot Gris I had last week but a nice creative glass pour that paired really well with the cuisine.    

2005 Paul Ginglinger Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg

Nice platinum color with some greenness to it, of med- intensity. On the nose, aroma, medium+ intensity, red apple, peaches, nectarine, stone, slate, floral, petrol, and honeysuckle. On the palate, dry, med+ intensity, great minerality, lime zest, nectarine, gas, and floral component. This wine has great structure, and balance, and a long finish. I will…Continue Reading

2004 Louis Sipp Riesling

This biodynamically farmed Riesling from Alsace kicked some serious ass. This is my third tasting and I have been floored every time. You get to see a piece of how good Riesling can be, and how it can age. Peach, lime, slate, and a classic petrol bouquet drive this wine, with some great acidity. Hope…Continue Reading