2010 Pacherhof Sylvaner Valle Isarco (Elsewhere $23)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale straw color with a hint of green. Crystallized stone fruits, exotic herbs, lemon verbena and flowers on the nose. Juicy, fruit-driven flavors of lemon, quince, pear and apricot are given grip and verve by sound acidity. Long and fresh on the aftertaste.
Creamy in texture and framed by mouthwatering acidity, this offers flavors of yellow peach, kumquat and pink grapefruit. Hints of almond and fleur de sel add complexity, while the finish is fresh and lingering. Drink now through 2015.
A stellar deal from this legendary Italian winery. Sylvaner is a variety primarily known in Alsace and the Franken region of Germany, but has found a home here in Trentino-Alto Adige as well.