2012 Wolfberger Pinot Blanc

2012 Wolfberger Pinot Blanc (Handout photo / March 7, 2014)

From: Alsace, France

Price: $14

Serve with: Pork and sauerkraut, roast poultry

This intensely flavorful, medium-bodied, complex white wine underscores the fact that Alsace is one of the world's greatest growing regions — and one of the least-appreciated by Americans. There's a strong, bracing lemony component, with nuances of peach, pear, tropical fruit, honey and spice. It has what it takes to be matched with spicy foods. This is an all-around great value from the reliable importer Kysela.

--Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun