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Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2014 1.0l Product #29518 (In Stock)
Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2014 1.0l Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2014 1.0l

Paul D Grüner 2014 offers just a little bit more of everything you love in a summertime white, including 33% more wine in the party-friendly 1.0 liter bottle.  Twist the top off, pour a cold glass, and as the condensation forms you’ll be rewarded with refreshing aromas of green apple, fresh peach, and orange-tinged citrus.  Take a good mouthful – no need to just sip at this price! – and you’ll love how the ripe apple, pear, and pineapple fruit gets lifted across your palate by a faint accent of spicy ginger.  Swallow and feel your mouth water as the clean, fresh, stone and orchard fruit flavors just get fresher from lingering notes of lemon and lime.  We could give you a list of food matches here more than long enough to fill the empty 1.0 liter bottle, but that’s hardly the point.  Refreshing, delicious, and priced to share with a crowd, this could just be your ultimate party and refrigerator white.!

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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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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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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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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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