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Josef Bauer Joe's Rose 2015 Product #30897 (In Stock)
Josef Bauer Joe's Rose 2015 Josef Bauer Joe's Rose 2015

A joyful, delicious, rosé that benefits from Josef Bauer’s very own “secret sauce.” While Austria is still best known in the USA for juicy, peppery, whites made from Riesling or Grüner Veltliner, regions like the Wagram can produce red wines every bit as fine as the whites.  And, where fine red and outstanding white wines grow, why not rosé too!

Joesef Bauer starts his rosé with a big dollop of Austria’s own Zweigelt grape, lightly pressing it to get pale pink juicy redolent of crushed cherries, berry blossom and more.  Then, a 20% or so dose of Cabernet rosé gives the wine some freshness and structure and adds a refreshing bundle of dried herb.  Last, a small vineyard of “Merlot” (that’s what Joe ordered and what the box from the nursery said!) gives the wine a big dose of fresh strawberry and a round, almost creamy, texture more commonly found in Grenache-based wines from Provence.  There’s a bit more cherry fruit and berry blossom aromatics here than in most Provençal wines, and plenty of juicy, fresh, crisp refreshment.

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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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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2014 Product #29941 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2014

Karl and Brigitta Steininger are most famous in Austria for their sparkling wines, but their Kamptal DAC Grüner Veltliner has always been one of our favorite wines from this classy estate in Langenlois.  In 2014, the Steinenger family had to take extra care to bring in perfectly ripe grapes, including 50% more people on the harvest team and a meticulous sorting in the vineyard and winery.  The effort paid off, though, in this fresh and vibrant wine full of pear, Granny Smith apple, lemon zest, white pepper and crushed stone minerality.  At just 12.5% abv, it’s light enough to make a wonderfully refreshing warm weather cocktail white.  But there’s more than enough drive and complexity to shine at table with sausages, salads, and fresh fish.

"Zippy, fresh conference pear fruit with just a little edge of white pepper and zingy lemon zest plays on this linear, light-bodied but ultrafresh wine. An almost-weightless lightness means that the wine will do well as an enlivening apéritif."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014 Product #29889 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014

The Gmörk vineyard lies on loess and gravel soils in Austria’s excellent Wagram region.  There’s plenty of sunny warmth in this South-facing site, so the fruit ripens beautifully.  But the nearby Danube river channels cool air down from the Northwest, slowing the growing cycle and letting the grapes develop extra flavor and aroma while retaining fine freshness and acidity.  Anton has all the grapes harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness, even taking on the extra cost of making multiple passes through the vineyard when necessary.  It’s hard work and the kind of expense you rarely see in a Grüner intended to sell for under $20.

2014 was a tough vintage in most of Austria, but with careful work in the vineyard and winery, the folks at Anton Bauer were able to produce a vibrant, fresh Gruner for us to enjoy all fall long. Aromas of pear, green peach, and wet stone invite you to take a sip and enjoy the juicy acidity and hint of Gruner's signature white pepper on the finish.


"A subtle nose of lemon leads to a chorus of zesty, citrusy freshness: rind of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin make for a streamlined, concentrated and incredibly refreshing palate with a tangy moreishness. The purity of this wine shines. This is lovely now but will develop through 2020."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Ried Spiegel 2015 Product #30898 (In Stock)
Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Ried Spiegel 2015 Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Ried Spiegel 2015

Joe harvests this wine from a stunning vineyard running along the higher part of Wagram’s hill.  The old, very fine, windblown glacial soil called loess is deep here and provides the of water and nutrients Grüner needs for rich ripeness and texture.  But, the red pebbles lacing the soil give the wine lift and add snappy minerality.

Opens with big aromatics of green apple, ripe pear, chalky minerality and a spice note that comes entirely from Grüner and the soils (no oak on this wine at all).  In your month you’ll find it fleshy and mouthfilling, but with loads of lift and freshness to the sweet pear, roasted Clementine, and spice flavors.  A hint of something green and crunchy – Granny Smith?  Young celery? – gives the flavors a nice snap on the palate and right on through the crisp, dry, finish.  By all means drink this all by itself just for the joy of it, but try it with summer salads or crisp steamed snap peas.

As the Washington Post just said, this is a wine to "Upgrade a Summer's Eve."  "'Ried' is a new Austrian designation denoting a single-vineyard wine. This racy example has great focus and length, refreshing acidity and an appealing citrus character to pair well with all sorts of seafood. GREAT VALUE. **1/2 Exceptional/Excellent, Washington Post

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Netzl Rosanna Rose Carnuntum 2015 Product #30644 (In Stock)
Netzl Rosanna Rose Carnuntum 2015 Netzl Rosanna Rose Carnuntum 2015

Christiana Netzl made Austria's red wine of the year for 2015 (the captivating Cuvee Anna Christina 2013 blend of Blaufrankisch and Cabernet Sauvignon), but that didn't distract her from growing some pretty amazing grapes for rosé! This delicious Provencal taste-alike is a blend of Merlot (for herb and spice) and Austria's own Zweigelt (for juicy fruit and fun!), all harvested and pressed just for rosé.

The Carnuntum region shares Provence's warm days courtesy of the warm breeze blowing in daily from the central Eurasia plain, but gets a nightly dose of cool air from the Danube River to the north.  Hot and cool equals a fine fruit and acid balance here in a wine that pumps out generous cherry, red berry and red plum fruit aromas and flavors with a just right whiff of Merlot's vibrant herb.  Generous flavors of strawberry and watermelon shine on the long, dry, but frankly fruity finish.  Serve up some schnitzel!

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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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Hollerer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal Ganslagraben 2014 Product #29983 (In Stock)
Hollerer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal Ganslagraben 2014 Hollerer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal Ganslagraben 2014

Everything we love about Austrian Gruner Veltliner is on display here, including a price about $10 less than the wine is worth!  Aromas and flavors are all about Gruner's classic apple, under-ripe pineapple, and stone fruit notes with accents of green pea, fresh herb, and white pepper.  Nice intensity, but no hard edges, here in a wine that finishes with a burst of selzer-like minerality and loads of ripe, juicy, fruit.  Fun and fine.

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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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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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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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Tinhof Zwei Wild Boar 2012 Product #30267 (In Stock)
Tinhof Zwei Wild Boar 2012 Tinhof Zwei Wild Boar 2012

Organic Grapes. A juicy, gulpable, Austrian red blend that will shine even with all-American meals!  The name "Zwei" refers to the two grapes - Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch - and the boar honors this tenacious vineyard pest. Bursting with briary blackberry and black cherry fruit and fun accents of lavender and spice, this has the zesty fruitiness of a Zinfandel with less alcohol (13.5%) and a more refreshing finish.

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Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2014 Product #30507 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2014 Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2014

A great introduction to the joys (and stellar value) of Riesling from Austria.  From a stony vineyard, this ultra pure and clean Riesling delivers intense aromas and flavors of ripe peach, lime zest, and fresh apricot with stony mineral notes and brisk, mouth-cleansing, acidity.  A touch of spice on the juicy finish makes this a great choice for Thanksgiving - but once you've tried this bright but easy-drinking white, you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again.

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2013 Product #29735 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2013 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2013

So, what happens when you take a great still wine – in this case, the 2013 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal– and give it a little fizz?  Pure joy ensues!

Steininger is Kamptal’s top producer of sparkling wines and one of the very best in all of Austria.  The family specializes in single varietal, single vintage, fizz that showcases the character of the grape and growing season.  The 2013 Grüner Veltliner Sekt is a beauty, at once creamy and full of classic Grüner fruit and terrifically dry and vibrant.  The in-bottle secondary fermentation delivers plenty of fizz, but this still reads “Grüner” with bright apple, green pea, and white pepper notes.  Easy to sip on its own and fun to pair with savory sausage or freshwater fish.

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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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Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 Product #30318 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Reserve 2013

How do you follow up a Wine Enthusiast 96 point 2012 Wagram Pinot?  With an even better 2013! Kind of a Willamette Valley meets Sonoma Coast experience here, with just a touch of Burgundy, too.  Deep aromas of black raspberry, cherry, smoke, underbrush, and more soar from the glass.  On the palate, rich and silken in texture, with complex fruit, earth, smoke and spice flavors and a long, pure, finish.  Drink it with mushrooms, duck, or lamb or just on its own.

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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 Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011 Product #30622 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011 Tegernseerhof Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011

From a nearly vertical terraced vineyard planted 70-100 years ago, this field blend of Gruner, Riesling, and more will take your breath away.

"This wine is sourced from a field blend of old vines grown on steep slopes behind Weissenkirchen. It has a very crisp character that's tight and mineral in style. Aromatic, spicy, herbal and perfumed, it needs time to open up and is still very young. Drink from 2016."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Steininger Sauvignon Blanc Sekt 2013 Product #29782 (In Stock)
Steininger Sauvignon Blanc Sekt 2013 Steininger Sauvignon Blanc Sekt 2013

The Steininger family is best known here for their snappy, dry, and still Gruner Veltliner and Rieslings.  In Austria, though, they're also known as one of the premier sources of fine Champagne-method sparkling wines.  We've enjoyed their Gruner Veltliner fizz for years, and this fruit-filled Sauvignon Blanc sparkler is just too much fun (and far too delicious) to let the Austrian's monopolize!  You'll find loads of ripe, refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc character here, with zesty pink and white grapefruit, green melon, fresh apple, and a hint of fresh cut grass aromas and flavors.  The secondary fermentation in bottle and aging on the lees adds a touch of depth in the form of hints of toast and yeast and - of course - plenty of zippy bubbles. Everything comes together on a fruit-filled, mouthwatering, finish.  About as much fun as a bottle of wine can be and a perfect pool-side refresher.

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