2011 Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc
This is rich and concentrated, spice as well as pear and melon flavors. It is complex, with almond and nutmeg notes, balanced by the taut acidity that completes a full, ripe wine.
This gives a good example of that elusive thing, 'minerality'. Generous, ripe stone fruit. Who said Pinot Blanc was neutral!
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, pale straw. Beeswax and white flowers on the nose. Nicely concentrated and balanced on the palate, with notes of honey, butter and spices complicating the ripe stone fruits. Finishes clean and persistent. You can tell there's quite a bit of auxerrois here due to the wine's spicy, rich character. The grapes are a 50/50 blend of Rotenberg and Herrenweg fruit; most of the pinot blanc comes from the Herrenweg, which ripens a bit quicker, while Rotenberg provides the auxerrois.
Well-cut acidity and a zesty thread of spice accent hints of peach, stone and lemon zest in this well-balanced, refreshing sipper, which ends with a lingering, spicy finish. Drink now.