By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/5/2009 | Send Email
It's a well known fact at K&L LA, that I absolutely adore Alsace, the place, the cuisine, the people and its wines. It baffles me that people don't get to try them more often. This Pinot Blanc was very surprising for me. I was expecting just a little white wine that it's common with this grape. Oh what a surprise did I have at the staff tasting! Lots of candied warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, almost custardy, and vanilla creme brulee with an explosion of cloves in the finish. Intriguing isn't it? But don't be intimidated by my description, it's really quite balanced and delicate. Imagine how good this would be with a Choucroute Garni, Eggs Benedict, Cheese Omelette, Flammeküche (light pastry filled with cream, onions, cheese, mushrooms and bacon), Onion Tart (Zweibelküche in Alsacien), Pain d'épices ("spice-bread"), Quiche Lorraine, Veal dishes, Raclette.