Trimbach Riesling 2010 – A Beautiful Dry Riesling

Alsace – A seemingly magical place that makes wine taste better.


100% Riesling from Alsace, France.

SRP of $17 and available for as low as $14. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:

“Since 1626, Maison F.E. Trimbach has crafted wines of precision and focus from the classic terroirs of Alsace. Elegant and dry, Trimbach Riesling is a fine example of this true king of Alsace wines — delicious with seafood, fish, chicken or veal and many other classic dishes.

12.5% Alcohol”

It’s no exaggeration when we say that Alsace seems to be a magical place that makes wine taste better. Whether it be Pinot Gris/Grigio (Pinot Gris From Alsace – Pinot Grigio That Tastes Good), Gewurztraminer (Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer Reserve 2010 – Hard To Pronounce, Easy To Love), Riesling or others, Alsace always brings the goods.

Today we’re sampling the new vintage of one of our favorite white wines. The 2009 vintage of the Trimbach Riesling not only garnered a Bulk Buy rating, but also sat atop our Top 10 White Wines Under $20 list for awhile and is currently ranked at #3.

And one last thing before we get to the review of the 2010 vintage. I often hear from people that they don’t like Riesling because it is “too sweet”. To all those people I say, you obviously haven’t tried Riesling from Alsace! Check out the cool infographic at the end of this post from Wines of Alsace and find out just how dry Riesling from Alsace are. Or better yet, just buy a bottle of today’s wine.

The 2010 Trimbach Riesling begins with a very pleasant aroma of tropical fruit and a bit of almond along with some floral notes. Tasting the wine reveals rich tangy fruit (granny smith apple, lemon and quince) with lots of depth. It also has a wonderful texture with a zesty minerality and crisp acidity. The wine is definitely dry, but still fruity. It ends with lots of tangy, zesty, salty fruit that lasts for a long time on the dry, clean finish. A Bulk Buy once again!

Even better, the wine was a great match with these big beautiful lobster tails that Chief Lobsterman Joe Bowab from LobsterAnywhere was kind enough to send along to sample!

Makes my mouth water just thinking about these beauties!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.


Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 8.3