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Saturday, July 24, 2010

June 16, 2010: Tasting Leon Beyer wines from Alsace

The Time and Date: Wednesday June 16, 2010  2:30 – 4PM
The Event: a portfolio tasting of Leon Beyer, Alsatian wines
represented by Signature Wines & Spirits
The Venue: George Restaurant
The Target Audience: wine writers
The Availability/Catalogue: a mixture of GL, Vintages, and Private
The Quote/Background: Marc Beyer, the fourth generation winemaker, was
along to pour his wines. I arrived early and was leaving to go to
another tasting just before M. Beyer arrived. I was sorry to have
missed him.
The Wines:
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Leon Beyer Riesling "Les Ecaillers" 2004, $36.95 Jan 2011 Vintages
-Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer Comtes d'Eguisheim 2003, $48.95 private
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer 2009, $22.95 private order
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Pinot Gris 2008, $16.95 – General List. The 2009 will come in the
Fall, but we were unable to taste it.
-Riesling 2009, $19.95 private order
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 85.

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