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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wine Tasting - Jean Albrecht Pinot Blanc Reserve 2009

"It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason."
 - Latin Proverb

Hello to one and all!

Yes, another white wine from "The Grapes Less Traveled" class which Tiffany and I attended.  This one made from the Pinot Blanc grape, a descendant of the Pinot Noir grape.  Mmm... buttery and aromatic!  How can one go wrong?

Chucky's Score:  88
Tiffany's Score:  86

Jean Albrecht Pinot Blanc Reserve 2009

Appellation:  Orschwihr, Alsace, France
Grape Varietal(s):  100% Pinot Blanc
Retail Price:  $13.99
Vintage:  2009
Producer:  Jean Albrecht
Alcohol:  13.0%
Calories:  91 per 4-ounce

Tasting sheets as follows.

Chucky's Review
Tiffany's Review

Oh, boy!  When I made a comment in the class that this particular selection was "almost a subtle Riesling" I was booed.  I had not previously been booed for making an observation before.  So ~ maybe I don't know what I am saying, huh?  But... I'm going to share anyway.

Notice the shape of the bottle?  It doesn't look like the traditionally shaped wine bottle.  It looks more like the bottle shape of a German Reisling huh?  And why is this?  The Alsace region is located in the northeast region of France.  Right next to the German border.  Just saying.

Tiffany and my reviews are interesting that we did not rate any scoring category the same.  However, when the numbers are tallied, we are only two points different.  We both noted butter (or creamy) on the nose with notes of butterscotch on the palate.  A nice white wine which is something between the traditional French white and a German Riesling (in this little plastic doll's opinion).

Hi-dee hi-dee don't-let-white-wines-pass-you-by-ho my friends.

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