- Dom Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2010 Product #25204 (In Stock)
My tasting note from August, 2011, at the Domaine reads, "We've got to have this!" Every bit as refreshing as the Riesling Reserve, this layers on Grand Cru intensity and depth and an endless finish. You'll find Gala apple, white peach, and lots of zesty lime flavor here under intense aromas of fresh flowers, wet stones, and lime zest. This long, complex, mouthwatering, white comes from the upper slopes of the first vineyard in Alsace to achieve “Grand Cru” status.
"Racy and medium-bodied, this offers flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon zest, beeswax, blanched almond and lots of ground spice. Lovely precision to the overall balance. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 92 points
- Dom Weinbach Gewurtztraminer Cuvee Theo 2010 Product #25209 (In Stock)
Named for Catherine Faller’s father, Theo, this classic Alsace Gewurtz comes from the Domaine's home vineyard of Clos des Capucin and a vineyard in Altenbourg. A wonderful balance of intensity and cut with open, generous, accessibility. Exotic fruits and a strong lychee nut element are framed by baking spice and stony, smoky, mineral notes. The lip-smacking, smoke-tinged finish brings you back for another sip.
"A dry and streamlined Gewürz, with lively acidity framing flavors of pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, star fruit and lots of white pepper and pickled ginger. The fresh finish shows a briny hint of fleur de sel. Drink now through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points
- Trimbach Pinot Gris Cuvee Hommage A Jeanne 2000 Product #27027 (In Stock)
The tasting notes from Tanzer and Wine Advocate are accurate as far as they go, but at 13 years of age, this has gained even more layered complexity and depth than they suggest. Now, it’s outrageously complex on the nose with notes of dried tropical fruit, mushroom, rose petal, and caramelized apple. In the mouth it’s rich without heaviness, with complex flavors that are hard to describe – perhaps honeyed pear, dried papaya, white mushroom, toasted almond, and beeswax? The light sweetness is balanced by bright acidity and a broad swath of chalky, salty, minerality, and the finish goes on and on.
Don’t worry if it’s a bit musty or shows a lot of petrol character when you first open it. Let it breathe a bit or even decant it and watch it evolve as it warms from about 50 degrees to 65 degrees or so. A wine well worth a few hours of attention all on its own, but even better with foie gras paté, salmon (smoked, raw, or grilled), seared scallops, or – of course – a classic Alsatian onion tart.
“Superripe but bright aromas of peach and honey. Very rich and honeyed; sweeter and less alcoholic than the Reserve Personnelle, and more easygoing at this early stage. Some of this fruit was picked very late, at VT weight. This very rich, long [Pinot Gris] makes the Reserve Personnelle seem almost riesling-like by comparison. Still, there only a moderate 19 grams/liter of residual sugar here.”International Wine Cellar 92 points
“The 2000 Pinot Gris Hommage a Jeanne was produced from a selection of Trimbach's best Pinot Gris parcels (all harvested at over 15% natural potential alcohol). It sports 25 grams per liter of dry extract and 19 grams per liter of residual sugar. While at most firms this wine would merit a Vendanges Tardives bottling, the Trimbachs chose to pay homage to Jeanne Trimbach, the mother of Bernard and Hubert [and grandmother of winemaker Pierre], who turned 100 in May 2000 and continues to drink Alsace's lovely nectars to this day. This gorgeous wine has mineral and smoke-imbued white peach aromas. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, dense, and rich. Layer after layer of apricot, poached pear, white peach, and spices can be found in its highly expressive, velvety-textured personality. It is an intensely concentrated, wonderfully balanced, fresh, and structured wine. Drink it between 2005 and 2018.”Wine Advocate 93 points