Monday, March 13, 2006

Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 1999 Wine Review (NW)

Very lightly sweet and fruity nose of apricot and honey
Crisp and elegant on the palate, good acidity
Clean finish that is silky and crisp

Good Riesling is so good that it's difficult to describe. This varietal gets a bad name because of the simple, sugary knock-offs that have polluted our minds for decades. This is not one of them, in fact, it's a terrific wine that is perfectly suited for accompanying food.

I was very impressed by this wine, and although it may be hard to find, buy it if you see it. The restaurant price I paid was $69, and the typical store price is $35. Trimbach makes a lot of excellent white wine, including Pinot Gris and Riesling. It's worth figuring out what you like in this category, and when you do, Trimbach is a reliable name. Raise a glass!

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