*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for Helfrich.
Continuing on wines not from California, I dug into a box of samples from Alsace this week. With all the heavy food around I felt like wines that were light and crisp and would contrast entirely with gobs of mashed potatoes and pounds of cookies. In the vein, I pulled out a bottle of 2007 Helfrich Pinot Gris. The wine had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and retails for $9.99.
On the nose I found honey, lemon, white pepper, and flowers. In the mouth I got lemon, yellow apple, honey, honeysuckle, and apricot. The wine had a round mouthfeel which surprised me a bit, as I was kind of expecting it to be crisp, but the round mouthfeel made it very nice on its own.