Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2006 wine review by (PB)
Gentle golden hue with awesome bouquet of spicy unknown fruit with touches of citrus with light pineapple and a powdery, sweet fragrance. Fantastic!
Palate--Minerals abound as you would expect from an Alsatian white, on an off dry foundation of yellow citrus and an almost Sauvignon Blanc-like grassy note. There is a slight touch of green apple with a delightful balance and solid acid base to make this a wonderful wine and a super value at this price so raise glass after glass!
A grocery chain in our area is running some close out sales on numerous wines and this was one that was one of those "finds" you celebrate. Trimbach is a big name Alsatian producer and Gewurztraminer is the signature grape of Alsace. If you follow this blog, you know that Gewurztraminer--pronounced ga-Vurts-tra--MEE-ner--is my favorite white grape and my perennial spring/summer wine for celebrating, warm sunshine, spicy foods, the sun rising, and the moon rising.
Trimbach does Gewurz well and this wine typically runs $19-$22 or higher. So at $9.99 on closeout I have been stopping at every one of these stores I run across clearing the shelf of this wine. I have obtained 2003, 2005's and 2006's.
Posted by PB at 8:32 PM