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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2004
Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2004
(search item no. 89043)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Gewürztraminer 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 2004 Gewürztraminer is dry, with good levels of natural alcohol and plenty of appealing acidity -the Trimbach family's signature.

The 2004 Gewürztraminer is gold in color with a spicy nose perfumed with lychee. Rich and intense, this Gewürztraminer is luscious and well balanced with a dry, spicy finish. This is a textbook Gewürztraminer from Alsace that will easily age 5 years or more. Gewürztraminer is a classic match with spicy Asian, Mexican, or Indian fare, and strong cheeses such Muenster or Roquefort.

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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.