Pierre Sparr Alsace Pinot Blanc Reserve 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Nice nose of fresh apples
Juicy, clean core with moderate acidity
Grape notes on the finish, but in a good way
Usually, when a wine is called "grapey" it's being ridiculed. Not in this case. The grape notes on the finish are nice, light, and fruity. As for the overall quality of the wine, yes, it's simple. But, it's also nice and refreshing.
I paid $11 for this wine, which is fairly priced. It's somewhat off the beaten path as a lesser-known grape grown in the Alsace region in France, but you'll most likely find it next to Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. When you find it, raise a glass!