Pierre Sparr Tokay Pinot Gris Alsace Cuvée Réserve 2005
I purchase this bottle for around $15 so it appears to be less expensive in Southwest Florida. Sparr bottles everything he ferments well so it's a good value here. There is just a hint of that sweet honey you get from the grapes in this part of Europe --I also get a subtle saffron essence in the Pinot Gris from Alsace...I know it's really weird. There is a very pleasant effusion on the palate after a swallow that is wonderful. I think Sparr's Pinot Gris goes well with saurkraut that has been cooked a long time with a garlic type sausage, raisins and mushrooms. It is excellent with freshwater fish but not a salt water fish. It's also good with turkey and most cheeses. This is a really decent wine for the price and pleases most everyone including many who don't like the Rhineland and Austrian wines.