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Trimbach Gewurztraminer Ribeaupierre 2004

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This "Gold Labelö Gewurztraminer is named in honor of the Lords of Ribeaupierre, who held sway over much of Alsace in the Middle Ages, and whose ruined castles still dot the foothills of the Vosges above the village of Ribeauville.

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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

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3.00 5
02/05/2008

Nuts and minerals on the nose. Attack is plain and dry but enjoyable once I got over the thought that I was munching down on a lemon. That first pucker was profound. Finish has slight hints of pear but disappears very quickly.


Snooth User: Philip James
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2.00 5
02/05/2008

Light golden hue, nose of minerals, fruit and some typical Riesling plastic-ness. Acidic attack followed by some lush fruit. Fairly full bodied, with a slightly sharp finish. Good, but a little pricey for the quality for me.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
01/28/2012

Slate and lime zest on the nose. Slight peat smoke. Flavors of dried apricot, candied orange peel, sea salt and star fruit. Well integrated and elegant with firm acidity. It's a very salinic riesling, but overall, nice. 10/8/11


Snooth User: WineWatcherUSA
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2.50 5
02/05/2008

A nice Alsatian Riesling: fruit, hint of mineral, more than sufficient acid, though.


Snooth User: h2o1
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2.00 5
02/05/2008

A fruity aroma with a slight hint of petrol. Quite acidic taste, a bit too much for me...


Snooth User: scloughley
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0.00 5
12/19/2007

Will be posting notes from Christmas consumption


Snooth User: HGD
12064816
3.00 5
03/10/2010

A little disappointing, lacks a little freshness, still great minerality and purity of fruit, but just lacks a little extra oomph. Maybe still a bit of a baby and will hopefuuly develop. High expectations, but hoping for more


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External Reviews for Trimbach Gewurztraminer Ribeaupierre

External Review
01/13/2012

Spicy and exotism on the nose. Ripe but not sweet. Fine, stylish, concentrated wine with lovely grip. Purity of flavors, beautiful elegance and very persistent.


External Review
09/08/2010

This wine a classic Alsace Riesling with the intensity, dryness and age-ability that are the hallmarks of the region. Wine Spectator scored it 92 points and said "Peat smoke and forest floor notes accent the dried apricot, candied orange peel, sea salt and star fruit flavors, followed by a modest finish. This well-integrated, elegant wine is just beginning to show some age, but the firm acidity suggests many more years to come. Drink now through 2020." Very Limited!


External Review
06/17/2010

Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004 - Trimbach: Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004 - Weißwein von TrimbachDieser charakterstarke Riesling erhält sein elegantes und volles Aroma durch die Reifung im Barrique. Trotzdem präsentiert er sich schlank und fein mineralisch. Der Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2004 von Trimbach ist sehr zu elsässischen Spezialitäten, kräftigen Fischgerichten - gegrillt oder mit würzigen Saucen, Geflügel sowie zur neuen asiatischen Küche zu empfehlen .Weingut: TrimbachLand: FrankreichRegion: ElsassRebsorte: RieslingInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 4 bis 6 JahreFassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8 bis 12°C Weißwein > Frankreich > Elsass


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBright, with green edges and a developed nose, the wine shows a hint of mineral flavor, which is associated with perfect ripeness. Flavors of white peach, quince and lemon on the palate with a lingering, clean and dry finish. Riesling is at its best with marinated, grilled, or sauced fish, and sushi. Very good with traditional Alsace dishes like onion tarte, choucroute, and pork.


External Review
06/17/2010

Classique Gewürztraminer Réserve 2004 - Trimbach: Classique Gewürztraminer Réserve 2004 - Weißwein von TrimbachDieser Gewürztraminer schimmert goldgelb mit rosa Reflexen. Sein Bukett duftet intensiv nach Rosen, Litschi, getrockneten Aprikosen und Biskuit. Er präsentiert sich sehr angenehm trocken, aromatisch, weich und würzig am Gaumen, begleitet von einer fruchtigen Säure. Der Classique Gewürztraminer Réserve 2004 von Trimbach passt ausgezeichnet zu feinen asiatischen Gerichten, elsässischen Spezialitäten, Gänseleber und Pasteten sowie zu Munsterkäse und Ziegenmilch- und Blauschimmelkäsesorten. Oder einfach als Aperitif.Weingut: TrimbachLand: FrankreichRegion: ElsassRebsorte: GewürztraminerInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 4,5 g/lRestsüße: 6,25 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 4 bis 6 JahreFassreife: in Stahltanks und Holzfässern ausgebautEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8 bis 12°C Weißwein


External Review
06/24/2007

Classic Alsatian gewurztraminer - nice and dry, elegant and mineral, with fine floral aromas.


External Review
02/05/2008

A family-run winery since 1626 with some of the best Grand Cru vineyards in Alsace. This, the basic Riesling, is delicate yet firm, fresh, dry and finely mineral.



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This "Gold Labelö Gewurztraminer is named in honor of the Lords of Ribeaupierre, who held sway over much of Alsace in the Middle Ages, and whose ruined castles still dot the foothills of the Vosges above the village of Ribeauville.

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