Crisp and minerally, the 2007 Pinot Blanc from Alsace producer Albert Mann still has some flesh on its bones. Lightly scented with white peach, it has a surprisingly lush texture for a Pinot Blanc. A summer white with character and finesse.
Terrific with a chalky white goat cheese and a bowl of olives and almonds, it's also a good match for an onion tart or flammekuche. I'd serve it with lentil salad with preserved lemon, a frittata or a summery antipasti spread.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Price: about $15
Style: aromatic and crisp
What it goes with: goat cheese, onion tart, lentil salad, frittata
Where to find it: Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles (Marina del Rey) (310) 306-2822, www.beverage; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa (949) 650-8463, www; La Costa Wine Co. in Carlsbad, (760) 431-8455; www.lacostawineco; and Wine Exchange in Orange (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, www.winex