Bestheim 2011 Pinot Blanc Réserve

Alsace, France; 12% ABV
imported by Global Wine Co., San Rafael, CA
$4 at the Oakland, CA, store on 7 July

Bestheim_2011_PinotBlancThe 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.

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