Grand Gru and Great Pinot Value for Thankstiving!

If you’d like to keep things easy and foolproof, then here's the way to go on Thanksgiving: Steininger Grüner Veltliner Grand Grü 2016 and Brandborg Pinot Noir Benchlands 2014.  Grand Grü has been a lead Turkey Day recommendation here for years, and the 2016 marries great richness with a zesty finish and is still just $19.98/ea by the six-pack.  Brandborg’s 2014 is stellar value (from $16.98!) from just south of Willamette Valley, with gorgeous fruit and a just right kiss of savory oak spice.  Both are open to try all week and mix/match for best six-bottle savings.  Come and try them – you’ll be thankful you did!

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2016 Product #32694 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2016 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2016

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.

We often feature the rich, creamy, Grand Grü for Thanksgiving, and (as many of you know), the 2016 handled that cacophony of flavors with ease.  But in the great 2016 vintage, Carl and Brigita Steininger’s top white soars to new heights, matching the base notes of ripe pear fruit with top notes of citrusy and green apple acidity.  The combination of richness and freshness makes this the perfect white to bridge the chill of winter and sunny warmth of spring – or to enjoy anytime at all.

"This wine's subdued nose just hints at pear and yeast. The palate combines fresh, pure green pear fruit with a slightly textured, sonorous hint of sage and soy-scented yeast. The overall tone is one of wonderfully rich pear fruit."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $21.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $19.98/ea
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