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 Vintage2000 Label 1 of 8 
TypeWhite
ProducerTrimbach (web)
VarietyGewürztraminer
DesignationCuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionAlsace
SubRegionn/a
AppellationAlsace
UPC Code(s)087000301399

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2006 and 2013 (based on 16 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Trimbach Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.4 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 92 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by CondorKhan on 4/21/2015 & rated 93 points: So sad, my last bottle of the bunch.

This was maybe a tiny notch below the previous one while still outstanding: Amazing nose of lychees and even a bit of petrol. On the palate, lychees, starfruit, peaches and smoky minerality. Body feels a bit lighter than previously. The finish is forever. (422 views)
 Tasted by Charlie Pendejo on 1/10/2015: This was again outstanding, and didn't seem to be in any danger of fading any time soon. And again, loved by guests who aren't at all wine geeks - who says aged Gewurtz ain't everyone's cup of tea? (845 views)
 Tasted by f22nickell on 1/8/2015 & rated 94 points: A small gaggle of wines with the Seattle Wine Group (Amaroso Room - Wine Storage Bellevue): Wonderful nose grapefruit, apricots and tropical fruit; touch of honey. Spectacular mouthfeel, glycerine-like and creamy feeling. Palate had honey and tropical fruit flavors, followed by grapefruit and a hint of spice along a racy, acid-driven backbone at the end. Great acid zing and lovely, long finish. Loved this wine. (915 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 10/25/2014: Fan-freaking-tastic! Spice, lychee, roses and a hint of tropical fruit make this textbook Gewürztraminer. It has a subtle sweetness that only enhances the flavors, and adds more depth. This is truly outstanding, and drinking so well right now that I considered opening a second bottle. Just a wow wine tonight. (1297 views)
 Tasted by 911henrik on 6/8/2014 & rated 94 points: Fantastic! Had it with cheese. Everyone stunned! Will last another 5 years easily, but prime time is now! (1619 views)
 Tasted by DianeR on 1/22/2014 & rated 89 points: Vivid gold color, limestone and mineral aromas; oddly a slight licorice / anise smell and a spicy nose with a hint of sour musk. Very light mouthfeel, with a slightly bitter, acidic finish. Very dry. Fresh and distinctive, especially for a 2000 vintage. The high acidity pairs well with spicy Asian foods. (1846 views)
 Tasted by CRichards on 1/12/2014 & rated 92 points: Excellent dessert wine (1446 views)
 Tasted by awilliamson4 on 11/29/2013 & rated 92 points: Beautiful straw yellow color with wonderful nose of tropical fruits which followed on a viscous palate with a nice dry finish. (1554 views)
 Tasted by poste244 on 10/17/2013 & rated 93 points: Excellent Gewurtz encore en grande forme. Très épicé au nez. La bouche est ronde, grasse mais presque sans sucrosité. D'une grande élégance et sûrement bon pour quelques années encore. Meilleur que la bouteille bue il y a un an. J'ai adoré! (1441 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 9/11/2013: Pale yelllow - translucent in color and in aromatics where it shows the pineapple, rose and spice of Gewurztraminer, but does not overwhelm. There's a discernable sweeetness, but not so much that the wine is sweet. It finishes dry but full and fresh. There's a persistent aftertaste that echoes the spicy elements. Quite delicious. (1371 views)
 Tasted by CondorKhan on 9/9/2013 & rated 94 points: Amazing, intense floral nose of lychee and peaches. Thick, syrupy body that just oozes tropical fruit and sweetness yet manages to finish absolutely bone dry in true Trimbach fashion. I don't know how they do it (and Cuvee Frederic Emile is the same), having a wine that is so thick, concentrated and syrupy yet so unbelievably tight and mineral at the same time. (700 views)
 Tasted by CondorKhan on 1/11/2013 & rated 94 points: Deep, golden color, almost copper. Intense aroma of flowers and tropical fruit that fills the room once it's poured. Very thick, with massive legs. intense off dry to sweet taste of apricots, lychees and honey. Dries off towards the end. Amazing. (1788 views)
 Tasted by juffer on 1/5/2013 & rated 91 points: I served this in my wine course. Tropical fruit, especially the usual pineapple and lichee on the nose along with plenty of spice. The spice continues into the finish. Only a little bit of residual sugar. (1561 views)
 Tasted by ggolec on 12/28/2012: Drank a glass on pop and pour then left the rest of the bottle in the fridge and came back to it three days later. This was good on the P&P but excellent after the air. It softened but retained the spicy honey flavor found on P&P and enhanced the long finish. Brought out wonderful elements of almonds and a touch of vanilla. Give it some air if you're able and you won't be disappointed. (1587 views)
 Tasted by bpj87 on 11/22/2012 & rated 89 points: Quite spicy, with secondary character intermingling with honeyed lychee fruit. Sufficient acidity and just slightly off-dry. Interesting pairing with Thanksgiving dinner. (1559 views)
 Tasted by Charlie Pendejo on 9/19/2012 & rated 93 points: Holy smokes! I'd echo cct's 6/7/2012 description - that's the same wine I tasted, related better than I could - but be more generous on the points. This was truly special IMO. And while I feared aged Gewurz might not please the assembled crowd of very casual wine drinkers, it was universally acclaimed - and it paired as perfectly as I'd hoped with the Mughal lamb roast in raisin-saffron-garam masala sauce (Shahi Raan, Julie Sahni's recipe). (2224 views)
 Tasted by fournet on 7/20/2012 & rated 90 points: Had with Vietnamese food, and it was a nice complement to the meal. Not too sweet. Drink now. (1375 views)
 Tasted by cct on 6/7/2012 & rated 91 points: Honey, lychee and roses. Nice perfume. Quite fresh and clean nose. Supple yet fresh with great balance and still tight on its feet. Rich yet lithe, bright and beautiful. A nice mix of fruit, acid, minerality and spice. This has turned the corner and has a beautiful mix of fruit and secondary character. Great texture and freshness, and quite long on the back end with more of the pungent gewurz spice rolling in. . Lovely and drinking at peak for me. Outstanding 91 pts (1614 views)
 Tasted by poste244 on 5/26/2012 & rated 91 points: En format 375 ml.
La couleur cuivrée et foncée montre qu'on a affaire à du "vécu"
Le nez m'a semblé faire plus Riesling que Gewurz. Beaucoup sur les conifères et le romarin.
En bouche, c'est gras, mais sec. Un vin riche avec un côté caramel et fruits séchés.
L'acidité est presque complètement disparue, d'où un léger manque de fraîcheur, mais sinon, c'est une superbe bouteille qui démontre bien la capacité de ce cépage à vieillir en beauté. À boire. (661 views)
 Tasted by darvid on 5/13/2012: Clear pale gold. The rich varietal sweetness of the nose carries through in flavor and mouth feel, but this wine is wonderfully dry and crisp, with pepper, herbal and spicy brown soil notes on the finish. Very satisfying, and a bargain to boot (available recently for $24). (1411 views)
 Tasted by tate491 on 4/15/2012: Concentrated, spicy fruit with a bit of bottle age softening. More than a hint of RS in my opinion, but went well with food. (1572 views)
 Tasted by CRichards on 1/1/2012 & rated 90 points: Drinking very nicely. (1928 views)
 Tasted by Fitzi on 11/1/2011: Drinking beautifully, with a full, floral nose that makes you think sweet, but nearly completely dry on the finish. Very nice wine entering its prime; solid medium body makes it especially serviceable at the table with fish and chicken. Absent bottle damage, I have to differ with folks who say this wine is in decline. Rather, it's just coming into maturity. (2309 views)
 Tasted by JimN on 7/26/2011 & rated 90 points: Not as good as bottles from 4 years ago, but still a very nice wine that paired well with cheese and foie gras. Based on my earlier notes and some of the other tasting notes, seems likely it is in decline, so don't hold much longer. (2512 views)
 Tasted by PSUSteve on 7/25/2011 & rated 89 points: Full of fruit with some spice woven in. (2315 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 2001, IWC Issue #97
(Domaine Trimbach Gewurztraminer Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre) Subscribe to see review text.
By Gary Vaynerchuk
Wine Library TV, Gewurztraminer Wines in the Hizzy, Episode #258 (6/18/2007)
(TRIMBACH Gewurztraminer RIBEAUPIERRE) #3; VaynerPAZZZ (on QPR); COLOR-medium golden; NOSE-very chalky; little underlying Pineapple, spicy, unfocused, wet rock, pretty tight; TASTE-this is gorgeous, this is text book, getting a little leachy fruit, beautiful golden Pear on the mid-palate; really rounded by very focused spiciness, very rounded, pepper leaves, very structured, great balance, weakest bouquet and the least explosive of the 3 wines, but the most focused & well rounded; very polished & well-made, but the fruit is slightly lacking; PR-92; GV-91  91 points
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