Since 1626, the Trimbach family has been making wine in Ribeauvillé, Alsace. There is probably no single family that has done more for white wine than the Trimbachs, who in their 13 generations of rich winemaking tradition have literally accomplished every significant achievement one could possibly achieve in wine. Led by the legendary Jean Trimbach, there simply isn’t a winery that carries a candle to the Trimbachs around the Michelin Star world. That is how good their full lineup is year in, year out.
During my time at Jean-Georges, Trimbach’s wines were featured on every tasting menu. One of my favorite wine traveling memories was spending a day with Jean Trimbach and his wife in Ribeauvillé Alsace. I could not believe their library collection of wines and it seemed like no matter what year they pulled out, each was more spectacular than the next.
So I was excited during my recent tasting of the full portfolio of wines, and even delighted when I got my pick of the litter – at a price too good to be true.
The 2019 is textbook Alsatian Riesling – made in the Trimbach house style – namely completely dry. While James Suckling, in his 92 point review, exclaims “Bring on the Oysters,” the reason we featured these wines so prominently at Jean-Georges is because of how the flavors highlight so many flavor combinations. AKA The PERFECT food pairing wine.
92 Points, James Suckling
Bring on the oysters! This is so fresh and bright with plenty of apple, pear and citrus to balance the crisp acidity and the minerality that adds so much interest to the finish.