Wine Spectator “The list” – August 2011

SIPP MACK Pinot Gris Alsace 2008   Score 92

A powerful, dry and tangy style, with rich flavors of fleshy dried apricot and papaya, candle wax, candied lemon zest, crystallized honey and sea salt. Offers a lovely mix of salty, sweet and tangy, with crackling acidity that only gains intensity on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2028. 910 cases made.

SIPP MACK Pinot Gris Alsace Grand Cru Osterberg 2005   Score 91

A well-balanced white, layered with apricot jam, quince paste, lemon meringue, savory tarragon and fennel notes, joined by fresh forest, smoke and crystallized honey flavors. This is a well-dressed wine, showing firm, focused acidity. Silky texture and finish. Drink now through 2020. 330 cases made.

SIPP MACK Riesling  Alsace Grand Cru Rosacker 2007   Score 90

A peachy Riesling, with notes of orchard blossom, apricot, Gala apple, candied orange peel and anise, with a hint of honeycomb. Finely textured and silky, with a delicate acidity that keeps the wine lively throughout. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 650 cases made.

SIPP MACK Pinot Blanc Alsace 2008   Score 88

Hints of honeysuckle run through this aromatic Pinot Blanc d’Alsace accenting flavors of dried papaya and pink grapefruit. It’s fresh and tangy, with just a hint of honey lingering on the finish. Drink now. 750 cases made.

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