Anyone who has been a regular reader knows my love of Michel-Schlumberger wines, although, generally, I tend to stick with their reds. However, as last week’s weather was warm enough for me to put away my scarf and the workload was high enough to make me long for summer vacation, I couldn’t resist the urge to come home on Thursday and open a bottle of white wine that I hoped would hint of spring, flowers, and warmer things to come. Michel-Schlumberger Pinot Blanc expertly fulfilled my wish.
The 2008 Michel-Schlumberger Pinot Blanc (winery, snooth) was an organic wine with a light, straw-like yellow color. On the nose, there were pineapples, mangos, white blossoms, and orange skittles. In the mouth, there was grass, parsley, herbs, and a hint of tropical fruits, white pepper, and something bitter. The wine had high acidity and a light body.
Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely! If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At $21, the wine paired nicely with cheese and was also quite enjoyable on its own. The gorgeous aromas were like a combination of fruit salad and summer flowers, and they were highlighted perfectly with flavors that were grassy and herbaceous, while reminiscent of the fruits on the nose. When these aromas and flavors were matched with the high acidity, the wine was a refreshing mouthful that radiated of spring time. What was particularly nice about this wine was that it offered something a little different from the everyday Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc without being overly expensive.
Overall: 4 Corks