Zind Humbrecht, Pinot Gris, 2004, Alsace

What a disaster and disappointment. What has happened to the wines of Alsace that I used to love? Their firm, mineral character have dissolved into a mess like this. The color is already golden and the nose reeks of sulfur. The wine itself is disjoined and sweet with loads of botrytis character. Undrinkable $19 pinot gris.

Almost every wine you try these days from Alsace are these overblown wines with too much residual sugar to enjoy with a meal.