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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Trimbach Riesling 2008
Trimbach Riesling 2008
(search item no. 106578)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful color with green edges, it needs a few more months to reveal its full potential and will age gracefully another few years. The nose is developed and shows a hint of mineral flavour associated with good ripeness and acidity. This 2008 Riesling has a lingering clean and dry finish. Ripe fruits in the palate, white peache, quince, grapefruit and lemon with good ripe acidity in the finish ensuring some good ageing potential.
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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.