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01.22.2004

2000 Trimbach Gewurtztraminer, Alsace

I'm still learning a lot about Alsatian wine, but I know enough to categorically say this: if you're gonna drink Reisling or Gewurtztraminer with dinner, don't drink it from California. I had the Trimbach with a Chinese dinner.

Tasting Notes:
Exquisitely light and crisp with none of the cloying sweetness of its California imitators. Not a lot of aroma in the glass, but as soon as it entered the mouth the bouquet exploded into white rose, lychee, and apricot mixed with cool honeysuckle and jasmine. A very clean finish made for an exceptionally refreshing wine.

Food Pairing:
Great with asian foods that have sweet and spicy sauces: Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Cambodian. I drank mine with chicken and prawns in a spicy plum sauce from Firecracker.

Overall Score: 8.5

How Much?: Should be about $15

Taking a quick glance through Froogle (another place I often look for wines) it looks like you can get it pretty easily on the Web. Or (shudder) at BevMo.

Comments (2)

Alder wrote:
04.10.04 at 4:07 PM

I just had another bottle of this last night with a dinner of Raclette, and it went perfectly with the mild cheese and potatoes.

For those unfamiliar with Raclette, here's more reading.

Fabien wrote:
12.22.05 at 12:44 PM

I'm a Frenchman, I live in Alsace. I visited the estate and tasted the wines 3 months ago. I know quite well Alsace wines. Alsace Gewurztraminer can be paired very well with spicy Asian food and deserts. Trimbach's Gewurztraminers make no exception and are ones of the best in the region.

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