I, too, found the entry level varietal wines to be particularly compelling this year, and am including the Muscat and Riesling for the first time. Value hounds, these are for you…….
” Vivid straw-green. Knockout perfume of lime, mint and green papaya, complicated by orange blossom. Fresh, precise, and energetic, offering piercing flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes long, bright and lively. Absolutely remarkable entry-level Muscat wine. This is a 50/50 blend of Muscat Ottonel and Muscat d’Alsace; three-quarters of the grapes used to make this wine are from the Grand Cru of Saering, which helps explain why it’s so deep and so darn good).” 93 Ian D’Agata