Ammerschwihr, Alsace


Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375eme Anniversaire Alsace Riesling 2001

my God, this is even better than it was before. The 375 refers to the years Trimbach has existed. I imagine the 2026 version will be a great celebration of 400 years. Lemon, peach, apricot all texturally bound in a wonderful package, still with great acidity and drive, it’s a stunning FE that for me is neck and neck with Clos Ste. Hune in 2001. No rush to open if you have it but it’s great now. — 5 days ago

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Mike Saviage

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Great note. Glad I have a bunch of this.

Domaine Ostertag

Clos Mathis Alsace AOC Riesling 2018

Young for sure, but wildly complex. Floral & herbal notes with fresh lemons. A very unique Riesling. This has plenty of life ahead, but drinking beautifully in youth. Social distancing wine #1 — 4 days ago

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Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss

Andlau Alsace Riesling 2018

Slightly oxidized, rich and a bit funky. More expressive after some air. Good with asian fusion. — 7 days ago

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Alsace Pinot Blanc 2017

Nose of lemon meringue, coconut, and seashells. Very pretty.

Lean and focused on the palate. Lots of citrusy acidity layered with some of the richer tropical notes and minerality. Good length.

Great aperitif for these hotter months and a good value. More please!
— 6 days ago


Pinot Noir Huettgasse Steinseltz 2014

Typical minerality of Pinot Noir from Alsace. Light and airy. Red berries typed redcurrant. The freshness gives way to delicate herbaceous notes of dried roses, peonies, mushrooms and leather. — 3 days ago

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Hugel et Fils

Vendange Tardive Alsace Gewürztraminer 2010

Better with apricot, peach, or stone fruit pie, but strawberries will do. Primarily, if not exclusively, Sporen Grand Cru fruit. 100+ g/l RS. — 2 days ago

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Rolly Gassmann


Another instance in the saga for definitive proof that Gassmann is one of the best producers in the Alsace and that his wines can last forever. The nose shows botrytis with notes of honey, dried apricot and sweet candied peach with touches of spice and sweet wildflower. The palate is lush and rich but still somehow restrained. Creamy stone fruit mingles with classic muscat spice and herb going along with just a touch of RS. The finish lingers forever with floral and fruit notes along with acidity that could give it 20 more years. Wow! — 4 hours ago

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Jean Albrecht

Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé Blend

I might not know it was rosé if blind tasted and I might not mind. But it DOES have that berry thing. Barely but just enough. It is cherry-berry it is mineral it is just fun. And white peaches and salt. And thyme. Hmm. It’s someone to hang out with when you need a friend also when that friend needs food friendly and if your friends don’t like food I’d be concerned. — 12 days ago

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Shawn Thompson

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Nice review Ellen! Cheers 🍷
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Thanks @Shawn Thompson ! Cheers to you too 🥂


Exception Pinot Noir 2015

Dark ruby. Nose is shy and yields dark black cherry and black flowers. Palate is medium full(!) and gives up tarry black cherry, strong black tea, and a dark floral element with a medium long, dark finish. Almost New World in style (14% abv), but with a dark herbiness replacing the NW cherry fruit. The legendary 2015 vintage made its mark in Alsace as well! A PN for much heartier fare than you might expect from the Germanic regions. Pinot enough for salmon, but Noir enough for beef and balanced enough for both and more! Drink now through 2025. — 16 days ago

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Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Alsace Pinot Gris 2011

Jeremy Shanker

What a great surprise. 9 years in, this is such a killer! Exceeded expectations. — 11 days ago

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