Taste: What To Drink: Josmeyer Cask 38 2004, Alsace, France
Alsace has long been a Garden of Eden for grape growers — one of many reasons France and Germany have often fought over this picturesque slice of the Rhine valley. The region is known for white wines of tremendous clarity, with ripe fruit flavors unseasoned by spicy oak. Josmeyer, one of the area’s greats, is recognized as a leader in the white grapes of the pinot family, and this premium Pinot d’Alsace blend of pinot blanc, pinot gris and pinot auxerrois is a steal this month at a Chairman’s Select price of $11.99. A stunner with seafood, this wine is ideal with rich grilled salmon or garlic shrimp.