Alsace, France; 12% ABV
imported by Global Wine Co., San Rafael, CA
$4 at the Oakland, CA, store on 7 July
The label somehow struck me as rather standardized, possibly reflecting a dull wine inside. However, this is a very nice Alsatian for the money: smooth, dry, floral, yellow fruit of apple / pear / less ripe melon with a little minerality. It more resembles a German or far northern Italian style than a style from elsewhere in France. IMO, this is also a great bargain at this price.
The next day, the last bit in the bottle was not as good — the fruit more ripe and less balanced, possibly slight oxidized. It’s not what it had been, but still tasty and still Thumbs Up.