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Paul D Muller Thurgau RoMaNa 2015 Product #31239 (In Stock)
Paul D Muller Thurgau RoMaNa 2015 Paul D Muller Thurgau RoMaNa 2015

Paul Direder remains as committed as ever to his great value "liter bottle" value wines, but he's branching out to try new things - and we're very impressed!  This is 100% Muller-Thurgau, a much maligned German crossing that makes insipid wines at high yields.  Here very old vines give tiny numbers of berries and huge amounts of flavor and fun!  The wine smells fresh and ripe with notes of white peach, apricot, crushed herb and more jumping from the glass.  On the palate it's creamy in texture and loaded with juicy apricot fruit, more grassy herb and a hint of lychee.  Kind of like Sauvignon Blanc with apricot replacing the grapefruit, but clearly uniquely delicious.

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Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2015 1.0l Product #31037 (In Stock)
Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2015 1.0l Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2015 1.0l

Best vintage ever here. Refreshing aromas of green apple, fresh peach, and orange-tinged citrus.  You’ll love how the ripe apple, pear, and pineapple fruit gets lifted across your palate by a faint accent of spicy ginger.  Your mouth will water as the clean, fresh, stone and orchard fruit flavors just get fresher from lingering notes of lemon and lime. A great poolside and party value!

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015 Product #31235 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015

As the Post says, Austria's 2015s “are among the best white wines in the world in terms of value and quality, and they’re enjoying the best vintage in recent memory.”   Certainly, this is the best vintage of this stunning value single-vineyard Gruner to date!  There’s a refreshing salty brininess to the aromas here, along with fresh pear and meyer lemon. On the palate there’s a pleasing weightiness from that extra notch of ripeness 2015’s near perfect conditions brought that you wouldn’t expect from all those brisk, fresh aromas. That pear aroma takes on a lovely ripeness, and there’s a delicious ripe apple flavor as well, like biting into a fresh Honeycrisp. A refreshing, versatile white.

“Notes of crisp green pear and crunchy red apple are very appetizing, the palate is fresh and echoes these flavors and edges them with some spice and alcoholic heat, but also has a drive and energy of its own. Friendly and very moreish.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Steindorfer Passion Rose Burgenland 2015 Product #30975 (In Stock)
Steindorfer Passion Rose Burgenland 2015 Steindorfer Passion Rose Burgenland 2015

You’ve never tasted a rosé just like this, but once you try it, you’ll be back for more and more.  Ernst and Roland Steindorfer craft this uniquely delicious wine from a mix of Burgenland’s very best red grapes:  Blaufränkisch (for spicy dark fruit), St. Laurent (for freshness and a touch of herb), and Zweigelt (for juicy red and blue fruit).  Created for the Villa Vita Panonia resort to showcase Burgenland’s heritage and potential, we managed to get the Steindorfers to share a little of this beauty with us for you!

The color is stunning, a pale watermelon pink with just a touch of blood orange highlight.  It smells a bit like a summery strawberry patch, with notes of leafy herb and ripe berry accented by hints of orange peel and peach.  Take a sip and the flavors just explode on your palate, with layers and layers of intense strawberry, crushed cherry, watermelon, and orange zest given lift and freshness by accents of tangy berry juicy and a bit of bite from zesty orange peel and cranberry notes.  All of that makes this sound like a pretty pink from Provence, and it does nod in that direction, but there’s something uniquely delicious here too.  A winner for hot weather sipping, cookout and picnic partying, and enjoying right on through late summer and beyond.

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Hillinger Secco NV Product #20714 (In Stock)
Hillinger Secco NV Hillinger Secco NV

Gently sparkling with fine fruit: that's the Hillinger Secco, the winery's light pink creation of 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This is easily the best (and most dry) release yet. Pretty in the glass and loaded with aromas and flavors of tangy strawberry, cranberry and cherry fruit.  Juicy and refreshingly dry on the tangy finish, this would be a great brunch or warm afternoon drink!

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Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2015 Product #30655 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2015 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2015

Wow - just plain wow.  If you want to know why 2015 could be one of the greatest vintages ever for Austria's Grüner Veltliner, just try this.  The T26 Grüner comes from a small vineyard – called Frauenweingarten – not far from the winding Danube river in Wachau.  While others might declare this as a named single-vineyard wine and sell it for $25+, Martin feels it’s not quite distinguished enough for that honor.  But, when his importer, Klaus Wittauer, first tasted it from tank (number 26 in the winery), he convinced Marin to bottle it separately – and T26 Grüner was born.

Wachau Grüner has the potential to deliver more volume, richness and intensity than wines from nearby Kamptal, and that’s certainly what you’ll find here.  You can almost smell the concentration in the big aromas of fresh apple, sweet pea, crisp pear, sweet peach, and dusty white pepper. Take a sip and you’ll find it rich and loaded with extract on the palate where tangy pineapple, ripe stone fruit and crushed rock mineral notes fill and coat your mouth with intense flavor.  Sweet spice notes emerge with air and weave in and out of the long, dry, selzer-like, finish.  Stunning stuff that you'd pay $30-$50 for at better known Austrian estates.  It will pair beautifully with fresh asparagus – one of the few wines that works! – and delight with fresh fish, light poultry, and nutty lentil salad dishes.

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Hillinger Pinot Gris 2015 Product #31122 (In Stock)
Hillinger Pinot Gris 2015 Hillinger Pinot Gris 2015

Best vintage yet for this intensely flavored, rich and zesty, take on Pinot Gris. It's jam-packed with aromas and flavors of spiced pear, golden apple, and ginger and wonderfully rich at just 12.5% alcohol.  The spice and ginger notes flow through to the long and mouthwatering finish.  Fresh and flavorful enough to sip on a warm evening, but built to shine at table all year long!

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2015 Product #31347 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2015 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2015

Just another great vintage for this fresh and snappy Gruner, this time with an extra gear of depth from the outstanding 2015 vintage.

"Totally zesty swirls of ripe citrus sweep up green pear and yeast notes as they rise from the glass and flow across the palate. This has verve and liveliness and acts like a tonic: it's light-bodied, balanced, scented refreshment."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge Burgenland 2013 Product #30424 (In Stock)
Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge Burgenland 2013 Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge Burgenland 2013

A happy ending to a scary accident.  When Ernst Steindorfer fell and hit his head during the 2010 vintage, he temporarily lost his sense of smell.  Unable to evaluate his individual cuvees of Austria’s top native grapes - Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, and Zweigelt – to choose Reserve lots, he elected to just blend an equal number of barrels from his best vineyard plots to create kind of a “baby-Reserve.”  It turned out so well, now he’s done it for a third time – and, with sense of smell intact, it’s even better!

About as fine a cookout red as you’ll find this year, the 2013 Apetlon serves up savory aromas of smoke, sour cherry, sweet blackberry, licorice and lavender.  The flavors are bright and juicy – roasted strawberry and blackberry puree – with complex shadings of exotic spice, dark chocolate, and earth.  The sweet, tangy, fruit pumps out through a finish supported by fine tannins and leaving notes of chocolate, spice, and fruit lingering behind.  It’s juicy and fruit-filled enough to handle sausages or burgers and has enough rich earth, chocolate and crisp tannins to excel with lamb.

“A distinct whiff of tiny, black elderberries promises joy. This is joined by white pepper and iron oxide to play on luscious but soft red and black fruit. The spice is exciting and pervasive and highlighted by freshness. The fine balance this strikes is expressed as straight-laced elegance. What unpretentious, honest joy.”Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Tegernseerhof Riesling Federspiel Terrassen 2015 Product #31240 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Riesling Federspiel Terrassen 2015 Tegernseerhof Riesling Federspiel Terrassen 2015

Dry Riesling doesn't get much better than what you'll find at Martin Mittelbach's small winery in the Wachau.  And his Terrassen 2015 is a great introduction to the house style.  From terraced vineyards up high - for vibrancy - and lower down the slopes - for richness - this is Riesling that Sancerre and Albarino drinkers will love.  Loaded with stone fruit (peach), lime zest, and crushed slate aromas and flavors, the 2015 Terrassen drives across your palate with vibrant cut and a long, dry, mouthwatering finish.  An exciting wine already and better still in 2017 and 2018.

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Steindorfer Pinot Gris 2015 Product #30906 (In Stock)
Steindorfer Pinot Gris 2015 Steindorfer Pinot Gris 2015

One of the most exciting Pinot Gris we've tasted in a while happens to be from...Austria! A blend of fresh, ripe, Pinog Gris made in tank and barrel, this explodes with citrusy fruit - candied pink grapefruit and lemon - plus tart Granny Smith and a nice dose of sweet spice.  Finishes lemony fresh, lip-smacking, and very long. A fun Sauvignon Blanc alternative right now and getting richer and spicier with age.

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Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel Smaragd 2015 Product #31320 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel Smaragd 2015 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel Smaragd 2015

A blend of from magnificent Wachau sites, some at nose-bleed altitudes for sizzling energy and minerality, other from lower sites for ripe tropical fruit and palate-coating richness. Give it a swirl and you’ll be greeted with generous aromas of dusty pear, green pineapple, fresh lemon, salty stone and subtle white pepper.  Take a sip and you’ll immediately notice the fabulous texture – mouth-coating, dense, and creamy with an almost buttery richness.  The wine explodes with deep flavors of tangy pineapple, just squeezed lemon juice, spiced pear, fresh sweet pea and more white pepper notes that linger on and on.

The 2015 Bergidstel earned a fine 92 point rating from Falstaff, Austria’s premier wine publication.  Their review is spot on:  "Medium yellow-green, silver reflexes. Fine herb wort, fresh yellow fruit, delicate orange. Juicy, delicate fruit juices, taut, elegant and full-bodied, fresh acid curve, already well developed, a versatile food companion."  Falstaff 92 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2015 Product #31470 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2015 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2015

Karl and Eva Steininger make a range of delicious wines from Austria’s best white grape, and they intend the Grand Grü to be the top of their line.  The name is a fun play on words – evoking both the French concept of “Grand Cru” quality and the Steininger’s belief that this is a “Grand” Grüner Veltliner!

Fruit for this wine comes from the Steininger’s best vineyard and is harvested in very late September or October, after all of their and neighbors other grapes intended for dry wines are long picked and crushed.  The perfectly ripe fruit ferments in stainless steel and then goes into large Acacia wood casks for malolactic fermentation and aging. 

The 2015 is simply the best, richest, most vibrant, release here yet.  Pour a glass and you’ll meet generous aromas of creamy ripe pear, peach, and apricot.  Take a sip and you’ll find autumn fruits – golden pear and apple – plus lime zest and citrus with a dash of baking spice and hints of classing Grüner white pepper.  The texture is creamy and rich with plenty of acidity to keep things fresh and refreshing.  The finish is long, mouthwatering, and features a hint of lime, ginger and spice as it lingers.  Rich and round enough to handle the full range of Thanksgiving Dinner favorites and clean and juicy enough to keep you coming back for more.

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Steindorfer Seewinkel Beerenauslese 2013 Product #30825 (In Stock)
Steindorfer Seewinkel Beerenauslese 2013 Steindorfer Seewinkel Beerenauslese 2013

The lowlands near Austria's glacial lake Neusiedlersee create the perfect conditions for great sweet wines - sunny days and foggy mornings that allow Botrytis - aka Noble Rot - to develop and concentrate grape sugars.  Here, Ernst Steindorfer uses shriveled berries of Scheurebe, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc to create a dense, layered, wine redolent of spiced honey, peach, pear, and apricot jam.  Round and deeply sweet on the palate, the brilliant acids come up on the finish to pull you back for another sip.

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2014 Product #30425 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2014

Is anyone in Austria making better Grüner Veltliner than Karl and Brigitta Steininger right now?  I don’t know for sure, but I guarantee that no one is making better Grüner for the money than these rising Kamptal superstars and, for my money, this is the best wine they make.

It serves up wild aromatics of white and stone fruit, exotic spice, white pepper and a hint of caramel.  All those notes and more pour out across your palate in a rich wine with fine density and amazing cut, vibrancy, and drive.  The finish is wonderfully long, leaving mouthwatering fresh fruits, white pepper, and a touch of lemon zest lingering. A brilliant follow-up to the 92 point 2013!

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Tegernseerhof Riesling Steiner Pfaffenberg 2013 Product #30951 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Riesling Steiner Pfaffenberg 2013 Tegernseerhof Riesling Steiner Pfaffenberg 2013

Simply INSANE value here in this bone dry, very stylish, Riesling from Austria's Wachau region.  Big aromas and flavors of ripe yellow peach drenched in fresh lime juice with dry, dusty, slate minerality and a hint of fresh fruit blossoms.  Palate-coating and intense through the mid-palate and then stony, zesty, and very long through the mouthwatering finish. Should cost 2x this amount.

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Hillinger Blaufrankisch Leithaberg 2012 Product #30905 (In Stock)
Hillinger Blaufrankisch Leithaberg 2012 Hillinger Blaufrankisch Leithaberg 2012

Certainly the best Blaufrankisch you've ever tasted (for what's that worth), this is a superb red, layered, rich, and exotic. Decant.

"Still-subdued fruit signals that this needs time. The palate is tight and elegant, but riches of tart cherry fruit rest just beneath the surface and wait to emerge fully. There is acidic verve and velvety structure; nothing is overdone and it's very balanced. This fresh little number needs time to blossom."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Eiswein 2013 375ml Product #31238 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Eiswein 2013 375ml Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Eiswein 2013 375ml

One bitterly cold morning in January 2014, Anton Bauer and his team got up before dawn and harvested the last Grüner Veltliner berries of the 2013 growing season.  The frozen berries were rushed to the winery and immediately pressed, releasing tiny amounts of super-sugar-laden juicy and leaving the still solid water behind.  The thick, viscous, juice went into tank where it slowly fermented until the yeast could do no more, bringing the wine to 12.5% alcohol and leaving a stunning amount of rich sweetness and bracing acidity behind.

Despite the 2014 harvest date, this is technically a 2013 vintage wine.  But whatever you call it, the wine is brilliant.  Rich and creamy with layers of apricot, peach and white fruit aromas and flavors, there's a touch of honey and caramel for depth and bracing, tangy, acidity for freshness.  Sits on your palate for minutes after each sip, this is a rare treat you won't want to miss.

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Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Renner 2013 Product #30840 (In Stock)
Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Renner 2013 Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Renner 2013

A stylish, pure, Gruner of fine sophistication.

"With a diversity of mineral nuances more familiar from Riesling, this Grüner Veltliner projects an infectiously juicy and crunchily invigorating alliance of fresh lime, orange, pea tendrils, corn shoots and ginseng, with beet root earthiness joining wet stone on the bass line. A penetrating, almost severely but downright mouth-shakingly intense finish perpetuates the full range of diversity displayed on the firm palate, accompanied by hints of iodine, black tea smokiness plus saliva-inducing salinity and animality akin to oyster liquor. This weighs in at just 12.7% alcohol, permitting a lovely sense of levity to boot."  Vinous (Schildknecht) 93 points

"The citrus colored 2013 Grüner Veltliner Renner Erste Lage comes from a vineyard that is situated below and to the west of the Kammerner Gaisberg. The soil is a calcareous sandy silt that has formed from the underlying loess, alluvial deposits, and fragments of crystalline rocks such as gneiss, amphibolite and mica schist what could eventually explain the lovely mix of fruit and salinity in this wine. Its precise and fully ripe fruit flavors are highlighted by piquant earthy/mineral flavors that underline the freshness of this piquant, medium-bodied and elegant, well balanced Veltliner. The lovely blend of ripe fruits and salty minerals leads to a delicate finish which makes this an extremely animating wine."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum Product #31471 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum

What’s even better than a great bottle of Grüner Grand Grü?  An even bigger bottle, of course! Loaded with crunchy pear, peach and citrus fruit aromas and flavors and just a touch of white pepper and baking spice.  Long on the palate and finish where juicy pink grapefruit acidity makes your mouth water and look for another sip.  Easy to drink on its own or with extravagant Holiday feasts.

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