Saturday, July 22, 2006

Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Fruity nose of melon and citrus
Clean, acidic core
Medium-length, lively finish with a touch of honey and some pear

This wine is classy and has nice balance. It pairs well with food, too, which seems to be characteristic of Trimbach wines.

We enjoyed this bottle with an assortment of fusion seafood appetizers and main courses at a nationally renowned restaurant. I expected to be robbed on the price, but it was within the acceptable mark up at $48. Typically, you'd pay $22-24 for this wine in a store.

Look for other Trimbach whites, too, like Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Gerwurztraminer, when you want a classy white wine with food. These are produced in Alsace- that Northwestern region of France that has a German flair. Raise a glass!


Salil said...

Trimbachs are pretty reliable. Haven't tried the Pinot Gris (not sure if I will, given that I've not seen it around here much, and I'm not the biggest Pinot Gris fan), but their Riesling and their Gewurztraminer are absolutely fantastic.

Anonymous said...

A decent wine ... but what I detected on the nose was a jarring note of raspberry! I agree that the 2002 had the melon and citrus note that you'd expect, but raspberry?