Best Buy: Ripe black cherry has a lovely tinge of cinnamon and white pepper on the nose. The juicy palate plays with these flavors and swirls them with ease and lightness on the medium body. Cinnamon and cherry also own the finish. – A.K.
Best Buy; This wine’s understated nose offers delicate whiffs of nut and toast amidst restrained black cherry and plum scents. The full-bodied, fleshy palate offers ample black fruit flavors, accented by elegant hints of dried herbs and firm, fine-grained tannins that extend the finish. – A.I.
Best Buy; Whiffs of dusty mineral and smoke introduce this dry, medium-bodied white. The palate offers delicate apple and pear flavors accented by hazelnut notes and fresh white grapefruit-like acidity. A spry, neatly balanced wine to enjoy… – A.I.
Whiffs of chocolate and smoke introduce this pristine, fruity wine. It’s full bodied and plush, with a silky, undulating mouthfeel, ample raspberry and strawberry flavors and delicate notes of pepper and anise. Ripe, persistent tannins and a hint of charcuterie lend gravitas to the finish. – A.I.
Coming from the prestigious vineyards of Sainte-Victoire mountain, this wine is richly textured, packed with ripe berry fruits, great acidity and a perfumed, fragrant after taste. It’s rich and stylish. –R.V.
The bottle, resembling the skittle you find in a bowling allaey, houses a soft wine, full of ripe strawberry fruit, gentle acidity and a warm, full texture. The wine is easy, generous. with an attractive tang at the end to give it a lift. - R.V.
The nose offers apple, pear, peach and a strong note of anise. Then rich and dense, offering round flavors of licorice, yellow apple, and peach. The finish is fleshy, long and savory, lifted by a zingy lemony bite. Unlike Trimbach’s Riesling Reserve, I usually find this special selection wine to be very expressive right away. – I.A. [ 91+ pts]
Slightly reticent aromas of green fruit and fresh herbs are complemented by a vibrant lemony tang. Fresh and clean, showing a stony nuance to the crisp nectarine and sweet herb flavors. Finishes long and bright, with a hint of sucrosité... needs time to open; I’d cellar it for another year or two to let it start showing its best. –I.A.
Perfumed nose of lemon verbena, jasmine and white stone fruit. Enters ripe and juicy, then slightly more austere, but precise stone fruit and herbal flavors linger nicely on the long, youthfully chewy finish. – I.A.
Complex, mint-accented aromas of nectarine, tangerine and powdered stone, plus a hint of licorice. Then bright, juicy and dense, showing outstanding acid-sugar balance and a penetrating juiciness to the stone fruit and herbal flavors. Finishes multilayered and very long, displaying noteworthy clarity and limy cut on the saline finish. Wine lovers everywhere know just how great Frédéric Emile Rieslings can be, but this looks to be a real knockout in the making; I absolutely love this wine’s mineral drive and precision. It pulls off the neat trick of being both very ageworthy and also lovely to drink right now – I.A. [97+ pts]