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Pinot Noir Réserve Cuve 7 Trimbach Ribeauvillé 2010

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Rich gold in color, the Gewurztraminer has a perfumed nose of lychee fruit and spices. The wine is rich, intense, and luscious; well balanced with a dry, spicy finish. This is a textbook Gewurztraminer from Alsace that will easily age 5 years or more.

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Trimbach:
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-E... Read more
Established in 1626, the Trimbach family has a wine-making history stretching back almost 400 years. It was not until the late 19th century, however, under the leadership of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach, that the business began to expand. Success came when he exhibited the wines at an international fair in Brussels in 1898, to much acclaim. Since the days of Frédéric-Emile the house of Trimbach has remained a family run business, based in Ribeauvillé. Today, Jean and Pierre Trimbach are in charge of the winery. The Trimbach family currently own vineyards scattered across three villages, with an emphasis on planting Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and the style associated with the house is one of dry structure and flavorsome with firm acidity where appropriate. Trimbach are not particularly known for their red wines, but they do produce a basic Pinot Noir as well as a Reserve Personelle, as well as basic cuvées of many of the typical Alsatian varieties, including Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Trimbach produce both late harvest wines of Alsace, the Selection de Grains Nobles and Vendanges Tardives wines, made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris or Muscat. These make a departure from the classic Trimbach style as they naturally exhibit residual sugar and possibly also characteristics of noble rot, but they still have the necessary acidity to maintain balance and freshness. Read less

Member Reviews for Pinot Noir Réserve Cuve 7 Trimbach Ribeauvillé

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,127
4.00 5
07/22/2013

Spicy typical Gewurztraminer.


Snooth User: JenniferT
12777651,036
3.00 5
05/17/2013

I've had quite a few Gewurztraminers, but none of them were Alsatian. Boy was I ever surprised by this one...a whopper of a wine. Medium to full bodied, intense and complex - both on the nose and the palate. The nose is pretty amazing in its complex intensity: sweet peach, candy, vanilla, flowers, honey, apple, and a hint fresh salty minerality (for lack of a better word). This wine is VERY FLORAL...more perfumed than light/fresh/wildflowery. On the palate I get LITCHI fruit, sweet peach, pear, and honey on with a soft tangy acidity. Really juicy and mouthfilling. It does seem kind of oily or viscous, a characteristic that I'd normally associate more with some viogniers. Good length. I would personally have liked to see more acid or counterbalance to the sweetness. This wine was an ok pairing for thai takeout…but I thought it actually seemed too big for the moderately spicy coconut chicken curry! I think this wine would be a killer pairing with a sweeter food. I've seen this wine referred to as delicate, but I think it's anything but! Delicately balanced in its complexity, sure. But this white wine is a heavy hitter as far as I'm concerned! While it is slightly hot, the alcohol is in check and I would not say this wine is unbalanced in that sense.


External Reviews for Pinot Noir Réserve Cuve 7 Trimbach Ribeauvillé

External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
11/18/2013

A clean, minerally, light bodied Riesling with racy acidity and subtle flavors of yellow apple, apple blossom, almond and smoke. Hints of fleur de sel and lemon zest linger on the moderate finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/03/2009

Winemaker's notes: Gewurztraminer is without a doubt the most distinctive wine from Trimbach. The variety's pronounced fragrance of rose, lychee and spice introduces the rich and often powerful taste adopted around the world as the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. The 2005 Gewurztraminer is dry, with good levels of natural alcohol and plenty of appealing acidity - the Trimbach family's signature.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes: Gewurztraminer is without a doubt the most distinctive wine from Trimbach. The variety's pronounced fragrance of rose, lychee and spice introduces the rich and often powerful taste


External Review
01/15/2014

The white wines of Alsace, named after their grape varietal-and not their place of origin-are another world altogether: mostly light to medium-bodied, mouthwatering and will accompany fish, simple roasted chicken and vegetable dishes wonderfully.'Light-bodied and fresh, with racy acidity enlivening flavors of anise, fresh quince, blanched almond and grapefruit zest. Lacy, with a delicate finish.' - Wine Spectator



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Rich gold in color, the Gewurztraminer has a perfumed nose of lychee fruit and spices. The wine is rich, intense, and luscious; well balanced with a dry, spicy finish. This is a textbook Gewurztraminer from Alsace that will easily age 5 years or more.

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