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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2005
Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2005
(search item no. 94226)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1990 vintage of this wine was ranked #10 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1995

Deep golden, vibrant and reflective. Lush ripe white peaches with a hint of beeswax honey. Dense and intense flavors of burnt orange peel, lemon zest, and stone fruits with subtle elements of minerality and honeycomb.

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About Trimbach:

Maison Trimbach began in 1626 when Jean Trimbach settled in Riquewihr and established the family wine trade.

Jean-Frédéric Trimbach, born in 1811, was appointed Gourmet of Hunawihr, a position designed to protect the quality of wine exports. He transferred the Maison Trimbach business to Hunawihr, where he served as mayor for many years.

Jean-Frédéric and his son, Frédéric-Emile continued the family tradition, and Frédéric-Emile traveled extensively to promote the wines. In 1898 he received the Certificate of Highest Quality at the Brussels International Show. With Frédéric-Emile at the helm, Maison Trimbach began bottling its wines in Alsace rather than selling in bulk, providing a new guarantee of quality and authenticity. The contribution of Frédéric-Emile Trimbach was recognized when the family adopted his initials in the firm's official name: Maison F.E. Trimbach.

Today, the tradition of quality continues with the 11th and 12th generations of the Trimbach family. Hubert and his older brother Bernard, along with Bernard's sons, Pierre and Jean, have continued operations and currently produce approximately 80,000 cases of wines annually. Over one-third of their production is exported to the United States. While one of the smallest of the many producers in Alsace, they are nonetheless the largest, most widely recognized Alsace brand in the United States.