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February 7, 2006


I don't have so many rituals in my life. Wikipedia notes the adjective is related "to the noun 'rite', as in rite of passage." Such as a birthday.

I found a bottle of Jubilee- Hugel 2000 . . . from the superb 2000 vintage, by the best known Alsace Company, founded at Riquewihr in 1639."

From "winespectator.com, The

HUGEL Riesling Alsace Jubilée Réserve Personnelle 2000 90 $33
A little reticent in aroma, yet more pine and mineral notes than fruit. Firm and racy, with the flavors locked tightly by the rapierlike acidity. Best from 2005 through 2020. 1,400 cases made. -- B.S.

is probably not quite as good as the

HUGEL Riesling Alsace Jubilée Réserve Personnelle 1995 92 $28
This has the deepest gold color of the flight. Exotic and rich, it exhibits ripe apricot and honey flavors and plenty of acidity to keep it all balanced. The finish is crisp, with a mineral aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. 1,050 cases made. -- B.S.

Posted by Steph at February 7, 2006 12:02 AM

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