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Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2013 1.0l Product #28354 (In Stock)
Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2013 1.0l Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2013 1.0l

Another great release yet from young winemaker Paul Direder.  A golden straw color with delightful aromas of stone fruits and spice. Jam-packed with extract and flavor kept fresh by vibrant, intense, minerality and acids.  Crazy value at $10.99 - especially in a one liter bottle that's big enough to share at a party!

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2013 Product #28584 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner  Kamptal 2013 Steininger Gruner Veltliner  Kamptal 2013

Like it’s stablemate “Grand Grü” that we feature every year around Thanksgiving, Karl and Brigitta Steininger’s all tank Kamptal Grüner has been a staff and customer favorite here for years.  Start with the wonderful, summery, aromatics of yellow peach, peach skin, and wet stone minerality that really jump out of the glass.  Then notice the ripe fruit flavors – peach puree, yellow pear, apricot and golden apple – framed with touches of baking spice, citrus zest, and river stone.  Finally, enjoy how the peach turns tangy and a touch of lime and green apple come out on the finish and make your mouth water and face break out into a smile.  All this flavor intensity in a wine that hovers comfortably around 13% abv and costs much, much, less than you’d expect.

“Lifted, pear-scented freshness dominates the nose while the palate is soft but has a pleasing and linear citrus focus. This is poised and offers sophisticated refreshment.”Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Paul D Roter Veltliner 2013 Product #28742 (In Stock)
Paul D Roter Veltliner 2013 Paul D Roter Veltliner 2013

Pink-skinned Roter Veltliner is completely unrelated to better-known Grüner, and it serves up a richer, more autumnal, set of flavors but with plenty of spicy white pepper accents and a zesty, crisp, finish that will be welcome now and through Indian Summer and beyond!

Aromas of ripe pear, golden apple, ripe peach, buttered nuts and late summer flowers pull you right down into the glass.  In the mouth, the texture is round and rich but still vibrant and refreshing with generous flavors of right off the tree orchard fruits, spicy white pepper, key lime, and just a hint of warm hazelnut.  The flavors turn more tangy and fresh – think Granny Smith apple and just under-ripe peach – on the juicy, crisp, finish where the subtle pepper note lingers nicely.  A definite winner in the “patio pounder” category but with enough richness and complexity to play well with cheese, sausages, or just about any fish or poultry dish.

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Anton Bauer Zweigelt Wagram 2011 Product #29055 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Zweigelt Wagram 2011 Anton Bauer Zweigelt Wagram 2011

A great version of Austria's own Zweigelt grape that shows like a cross between juicy Gamay and hearty Cotes du Rhone - making it a great food and fun selection.  Loads of juicy cherry and dark berry fruit with accents of fresh earth, spice, lavender, and fragrant flowers.  Mid-weight on the palate and very fresh and clean on the finish, it's more than bold enough to handle big flavors at table but refreshing and fun enough to just sip all by itself.  A delicious value.

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Anton Bauer Rose Wagram 2013 Product #28380 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Rose Wagram 2013 Anton Bauer Rose Wagram 2013

The best vintage yet for this citrusy, crackling, Austrian rosé made from Zweigeld, Merlot, and Syrah.  Bright aromas of cherry, raspberry, lemon zest, and a touch of crushed herb open the show. Then, "bang" goes a big mouthful of red berry, citrus, and candied watermelon fruit with juicy accents of lemon zest, herb and rhubarb.  Full of fruit, but finishing crisp, dry, and mouthwatering, you'll love this for sipping by the pool or with light foods like sushi and salads.  An outstanding bottle of Summer pink!

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2013 Product #28636 (In Stock)

Powerful aromas of wet limestone, apple skin and white flowers emerge from the glass.  In the mouth, the wine bursts with gravelly apple and green peach fruit, loads of citrusy acidity and sweet white flowers.  A touch of white pepper emerges on the long, juicy, finish.  Just as fresh and mouthwateringly delicious as the 2011, but even richer, deeper, and more powerful. Great value!

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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 Bergdistel 375ml 2011 Product #27456 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel 375ml 2011 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel 375ml 2011

Intense, delicious Gruner Veltliner from the lower terraces of Tegernseerhof's holdings in the Wachau.  Its Smaragd designation means the grapes got ripe enough for the equivalent of Spatlese in the German system, but this wine is vinified dry.  Aromas of stone fruit and herbs, and a steely, driving minerality on the palate.  Try it with sushi and Asian fusian cuisine - or grilled sausages!

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Hillinger Pinot Gris 2012 Product #27590 (In Stock)
Hillinger Pinot Gris 2012 Hillinger Pinot Gris 2012

Our first thought when tasting this Pinot Gris was “wow!”  This intensely flavored white from Austria’s Burgenland, an area mostly known for reds, is no wussy, bland Pinot Grigio.  It’s hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks with a bit more skin contact than is usual for a white wine.  This allows the wine to pick up more color and flavor from the grapes’ grayish-pink skins.  The aromas are enormously appealing and perfect for fall – pear, nutmeg, ripe, golden apple, and a little hint of ginger.

About 5% of the wine is fermented in used barriques, rounding out the wine’s edges, and giving that sophisticated hint of spice to its flavor profile.  On the palate, those delicious spicy pear flavors carry through.  This wine packs a ton of richness and flavor into a very reasonable 12.5% ABV.  It finishes snappy and fresh, and that little bit of ginger kicks right back in.  This is the perfect cocktail party white to get everyone’s mouth watering, but its intensity and weight allows it to stand up to pretty robust food.

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Huber Riesling Terrassen 2013 Product #28883 (In Stock)
Huber Riesling Terrassen 2013 Huber Riesling Terrassen 2013

If you want to know what $30 Austrian Riesling tastes like without spending that much, this is your wine. Vibrant aromas of fresh picked peach and apricot dusted with lime zest and crushed stone lead to intense fruit and mineral flavors and a long, dry, salty stone finish.  Plenty of crackling energy here, but also enough generosity of fruit to make this easy to drink.  A steal.

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Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2012 Product #29047 (In Stock)
Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2012 Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2012

This poised and pretty Pinot Noir is a wonderful value – when you taste as much wine as we do, you know how tough it is to find a Pinot Noir for less than $20 that actually tastes like Pinot!  No such trouble here with this classic Pinot Noir from Leo Hillinger.  This special cuvee made for local importer Klaus Wittauer is named for Leo’s wife, Eveline, at Klaus’s suggestion.  He wanted Leo to name his cuvee for his wife or daughter so that he would always be motivated to use the best fruit for his cuvee. 

His suggestion seems to have worked!  This lovely Pinot opens with aromas of ripe berries, violets, and a hint of baking spice and smoke.  It’s fermented in stainless steel to preserve its fresh fruit flavors and mouthwatering acidity.  On the palate, that ripe fruit supports the spicy, smoky flavors, and the lingering finish includes a hint of savory herbs.  12 months of aging in mostly used barrels has softened the tannins and acidity and made this the perfect Pinot to stock up on and enjoy all fall and holiday season long.   Try it with duck or salmon...or even Turkey!

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Steininger Riesling Kamptal 2013 Product #28585 (In Stock)
Steininger Riesling Kamptal 2013 Steininger Riesling Kamptal 2013

A stunning dry Riesling that delivers both ripe peach and apricot fruit and a minerally, seltzer-like, cut to die for.  So vibrant that the lime zest dusted peach fruit flavors almost bubble across your palate.  Deep, vibrant, delicious - a Riesling to change people's minds with.

"Pure, poised citrus lift combines pink and yellow grapefruit peel on the nose, with more cushioning on the textured, concentrated palate. A stony, mineral background plays against the lively, bright acid that leaves you wanting more."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 2013 Product #28977 (In Stock)
Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 2013 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 2013

A brilliant introduction to the wines of this benchmark estate and the joys of dry Austrian Riesling. Very pure and intensely flavored with an explosive finish.

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Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2013 Product #29056 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2013 Anton Bauer Riesling Berg 2013

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 Grand Gru 2012 Product #28056 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2012 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2012

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.  The ripe fruit ferments in stainless steel and then goes into large Acacia wood casks for malolactic fermentation and aging.

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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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2012 Product #28639 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2012 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2012

So, what happens when you take a great still wine – in this case, the 2012 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 2012 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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