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Middletown dreams

[sylvanerAlbert Seltz 2006 Sylvaner de Mittelbergheim (Alsace) – Varietally true. Wet-acid tomatoes and grass with an arctic minerality, yet all fairly subdued and low-volume. Good for sylvaner, but it lacks that extra edge of complexity that some can give it. (5/08)

Blanc in blanc

[vineyard]Albert Seltz 2006 Pinot Blanc “Réserve” (Alsace) – Nicely balanced between light stone fruit and heavier spice, perhaps with a leavening touch of residual sugar. Very drinkable. (5/08)


[vineyard]Albert Seltz 2005 Riesling (Alsace) – Riesling on the rocky side; big chunks of white-hued stone with no apparent generosity or softening on the immediate horizon. This is an older style of riesling that few make these days – Beyer more than Trimbach – and without age it’s hard to say in which direction it will go. But it certainly will need age. (5/08)


[grapes]Albert Seltz 2001 Sylvaner “La colline aux Poiriers” “Vieilles Vignes” (Alsace) – Ripe pear and orange-cream popsicle, with a spiral, starchy palate that turns syrupy on the finish. A bit sulfurous, too. This is going nowhere interesting. (1/08)