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04 March 2005

Pinot "Blank"

I always describe Pinot Blanc as more of a texture experience rather than a taste experience.  PB is a nice compliment to  salty/savory/sweet meals (something with a whole lot going on like this Alsatian tart).  Just don't expect it to jazz up boring food.  Alas, Trimbach's '02 Pinot Blanc is just a little too "blank" even for me (the '01 vintage has much more character).  This is tough to admit, as I am a huge Trimbach fan (give the Riesling a try - it's great).  This is the first T-bach wine that I haven't really enjoyed.  *sniffle*

The Skinny
TrimbachpbTrimbach Pinot Blanc, '02 ($12)

  • From the Alsace Appellation of northeastern France
  • Medium yellow-gold in color
  • Very faint scents of yellow pear, Golden Delish apple; along with sight earthiness
  • Medium-bodied with less viscous (sticky, thick) character than many P.Blancs.  Moderate acidity and a somewhat short finish

**.5 (2.5 stars out of 5)

Like I said, if you've got a dish with a whole lot of bold, complex flavors, this wine will work fine.  If you plan on drinking it without any accompaniment, you might just fall asleep...zzzzz..Asleep

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Comments

Lenn

When you finally make it out to Long Island to taste...I think you'll enjoy the Pinot Blanc from Lieb Cellars. I've had quite a few that are pretty lifeless...but not this one. It has great character...

Do I sound like way too much of an advocate for LI wines? haha

beau

Hey, I'll take good PB wherever I can get it.

Anyone doing any other Alsatian varietals on LI (like Riesling, Gewurz, Pinot Gris)?

thecaveman

Nice not to be talking about terroir... Deiss,Beau, Deiss...Very sexy PB...
Caveman

beau

Oh that I could find Deiss here in my little corner of the world. It's a dream of mine (really).

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