Trimbach Estate Tasting, Kinzie Chophouse, Chicago
Trimbach, Riesling, Reserve, 2008: a beautiful nose of minerals, silk, and red apple. The Reserve was not as dry as the above Riesling, but was much more refined in the palate of apple and edible flowers. The finish was clean and left you craving more. Wine Spectator gave the Reserve a fantastic 92 points.
Trimbach, Pinot Gris, Reserve, 2006: a golden hue, almost like a classic California Chardonnay, with sweet aromas of peach and pear. The palate is creamy and soft, no make that incredibly soft, with and excellent balance of acid and fruit. Flavors of apple, peach skin, and just a hint of smoke and vanilla, and small notes of minerals on the dry finish. Very well done Pinot Gris.
Trimbach, Gewurztraminer, 2007: of all the wines in the tasting, the Gewurz was by far the most aromatic, and the sweetest, but again, it was still crisp on the finish. It begins with a caramelized sugar cane, tangerine, and wild flowers aroma, and then with another swirl of the glass, I picked up elegant tropical flower and yellow rose scents. The palate was silk, silk, silk, with creamy passionfruit, mango, and almonds, and as I said before, a crisp, acid finish.
I had a fantastic time tasting with Anne Trimbach; I wish her the best of luck as the "torch-bearer" of the new Trimbach generation, and hope to meet her again soon. You may learn more of the entire Trimbach portfolio and their family's 400 year journey on their website. Thank you Anne for a fabulous line-up of wines for our Chicago tasting, thank you Jeff and your awesome team at Wirtz for hosting the event, and thank you Kinzie Chophouse for a great setting! Cheers!
|Standing with Anne Trimbach and her excellent Alsatian wines|