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Alsace

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.

1985 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Goldert Vendages Tardive

375ml

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

1991 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Turckheim

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

4 available
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1991 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Heimbourg Turckheim

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2 available
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1986 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Herrenweg De Turckheim SGN

375ml

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

1994 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain SGN

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; label condition issue

RP  99   
WS  91   

1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

3 available
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1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Lightly elevated cork; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

2 available
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1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2 available
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1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Lightly elevated cork; 3 cm ullage or better; light label condition issue

1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; 5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1992 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat d'Alsace

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; 5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

2018 Zind-Humbrecht Muscat Goldert Gueberschwihr

JS  94   
WE  94   
WS  90   
6 available
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2009 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Blanc

Light label condition issue

5 available
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2009 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Blanc

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

2000 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim Vendange Tardive

375ml

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  93   
ST  90-92   

2006 Trimbach Gewurztraminer

7 available
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2006 Trimbach Gewurztraminer

Light label condition issue

3 available
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2008 Trimbach Riesling

WS  90   
2 available
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2008 Trimbach Riesling

Light label condition issue

WS  90   

2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic-Emile

Light label condition issue

WE  95   
WS  93   
WA  91   

2009 Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Theo Clos des Capucins

Light label condition issue

5 available
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2009 Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Theo Clos des Capucins

3 available
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2001 Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvee d'Or Quintessence de Grains Nobles

500ml

WA  97   
WS  95   
3 available
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1983 Weinbach Tokay Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee D'or QDGN

375ml

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; 5 cm ullage; light label condition issue