2007 Alsace One Riesling Blend

This 2007 Alsace One Riesling blend didn't merit my taking time to take a picture of the bottle (or finishing the bottle), so that should tip you off how I feel about it.

The bottle ran me about $14.  It's a blend of Sylvaner, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot blanc, and Klevener de Heiligenstein.

OK, I'll admit it, I don't have a clue what Klevener de whatever is.  The wikipedia entry is a little complicated, but here's the gist of it: "Klevener de Heiligenstein is a designation used on Alsace wine made from pink-skinned Savagnin Rose grapes, a variety in the Traminer family, but which is less aromatic than Gew├╝rztraminer, which is widely planted in Alsace."

To cut to the chase: I didn't like this wine at all.  It was fruity with an on-your-tongue acidity and some spiciness. But there was an off-note or two to it.  The bottle label shows that it's on the extreme dry end of wines, so maybe I just didn't like the Saharaness of it.

I thought maybe it would open up over night (though I had aerated it), but no such luck.  I liked it even less the next day.  The entry for Klevener de etc. says its notes can start to decline after 3 or 4 years, so maybe this bottle was just past its prime and a more recent bottling would be better.