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Alsace has the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in France. And its wines are more than a match for its most brilliant cuisine. Indeed, Alsace is an aromatic white wine lovers' paradise.

 
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2012 Trimbach Riesling 2012 Trimbach Riesling
Riesling gets a bit of a bad rap. A whole lot of folks think they can't enjoy Riesling on account of 'it's tooooo sweet' or somesuch (like sweetness was a bad thing). Well, if you find yourself in that camp and you enjoy a bit of a challenge or if you just plain enjoy clean, compelling and flavorful dry white wine, this may be the item for you. Trimbach Riesling is a standard bearer among fine dry Riesling wines produced on this planet. Yes, dry Riesling! Bone dry! Totally and unapologetically so. This is the way the Trimbach family prefer it. And they've been producing Alsace wines for almost four centuries now, long enough to make up their minds over the matter. And Trimbach Riesling is already a proven winner of a white wine right here in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. Pure aristocratic and floral Riesling aromas suggestive of lemon peel (like the color of the label), linden flower, apricot, peach and pulverized stone; firm and dry, engaging the palate with a focused and penetrating flavor that then spreads out resplendent and refreshing across the tongue, leaving the entire mouth just watering away and waiting for more. C'mon downtown, grab a bottle or two of this stuff and get right with Riesling!
$17.50 the bottle  $178.56 the case

2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile

(13.3% alcohol; 7.9 g/l total acidity; 3 pH; 0.7 g/l residual sugar): Pale straw-green color. Quince, chlorophyll, licorice, menthol, jasmine and lemon verbena on a nose that's surprisingly perfumed for what was a very warm vintage. Fragrant, fresh and clean on entry, with harmonious but lively acidity lifting the lemon and lime flavors complicated by minty herbs, quinine and licorice. Minerally and penetrating on the long, saline finish, showing more flesh than some other Frédéric Emile vintages. The 2007 vintage began like 2011, with very early flowering and veraison dates, but 2007 was fresher overall. A few September rains had people fearing a repeat of 2006 (when inclement fall weather damaged harvest quality), and many producers pulled the trigger too soon, picking grapes that were not fully ripe. Rated 92. - Ian D'Agata, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar September, 2013

$77.50 the bottle  $395.28 the case of six


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