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Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2016 1.0l Product #31943 (In Stock)
Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2016 1.0l Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2016 1.0l

Paul Direder's deliciously uncomplicated wines just keep getting better. The 2016 Gruner Veltliner in its party-friendly liter screwcap bottle features 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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Paul D Muller Frizzante Rose Nv Product #31856 (In Stock)

This lightly sparkling ("Frizzante") rose of Zweigelt will be perfect poolside in Summer and delightful at parties all year long.  Utterly declicious with zesty cherry and red berry fruit on the nose and then generous flavors of bright cherry and raspberry and lifting touch of orange peel.  Finishes round and crisp with cherry, red berry and herb notes lingering.  Mouthwatering, refreshing, fun!

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Hillinger Small Hill Red 2014 Product #32249 (In Stock)
Hillinger Small Hill Red 2014 Hillinger Small Hill Red 2014

The kind of soft, supple, and oh-so-easy-to-drink red you'll want to have at hand all summer long!  A blend of 50% Merlot plus equal parts Pinot Noir and St. Laurent, this is bursting with aromas of dark cherry, black raspberry, and a dusty chocolate note.  In the mouth, the fruit gets a little tangier with boysenberry and cherry notes plus more bitter chocolate and just the right touch of oak spice.  Great energy and focus from start to finish with tangy blueberry and chocolate notes lingering.  Fun to just sip and a great match for grilled sausage, roast chicken, or burgers.

"Cinnamon-scented plums are written all over this. This was made to be smooth and mellow and the pliable, soft, plummy fruit notes achieve this wonderfully. The palate remains medium-bodied and balanced on this easy-drinking red."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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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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Strauss Pinot Blanc 2016 Product #32185 (In Stock)
Strauss Pinot Blanc 2016 Strauss Pinot Blanc 2016

Last year's 90 point review for the 2015 edition of this called it, "Subtle, understated but very good."  In 2016, the Strauss family kept the "very good" but bolted on "big, bold and very distinctive"!  From southern Austria, this is hand-harvested, destemmed, and sorted berry by berry to ensure only the finest grapes go into the press.  Fermented all in tank, it shows lovely ripeness and richness at just 12.2% alcohol.

The aromas and flavors of green apple, bosc pear, and Mirabelle plum have plenty of intensity and are supported by a touch of lime-like acidity and a light, salty, minerality.  The wine really glides across your palate smooth as silk before a nice pop of Granny Smith apple and lime make your mouth water and hand reach back for the glass again.  A fine sipper and great match for salads and seafood.

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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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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2016 Product #32170 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2016 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2016

Hands down, 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. 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 and great value.

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Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2016 Product #32092 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2016 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2016

Wow - just plain wow.  If you want to know why 2016 could be one of the greatest vintages ever for Austria's Grüner Veltliner, just try this.  As Jancis Robinson explains, “The finest Grüner Veltliners in the world come from seriously distinguished sites, with the greatest concentration of them being west of Vienna on the Wachau's famous south-facing terraces on the bank of the Danube” – exactly where perfectionist Martin Mittlebach farms his vineyards and makes Tegernseerhof wines.

Wachau Grüner has the potential to deliver more volume, richness and intensity than wines from nearby Kamptal, and that’s certainly what you found here in 2015 and will again this year.  But 2016’s slightly milder temperatures (and small, hail-diminished, crop) adds supreme freshness and zest to the aromas and flavors of ripe stone fruit (peach, apricot), Granny Smith apple, and tangy, under-ripe, pineapple.  And, always in Martin’s wines, there’s a deep sense of the Wachau’s distinctive salty minerality and warming, almost peppery, spice in every sip.  This is the kind of wine that goes for $30-$50 at other, more promotionally-oriented, estates.  At half that price, it’s pretty compelling stuff.

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Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Katharina 2016 Product #32214 (In Stock)
Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Katharina 2016 Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Katharina 2016

Joe crafts this cuvee, named for his daughter, from vines growing on pure, calcium and clay-rich, loess soils on different parts of the hill.  He picks some of these sites early to maximize crispness and green, tangy, fruit notes.  Others are harvested late for maximum ripeness, more exotic fruit, and density on the palate.  A complex formula leads to a complex wine, layered with notes of pineapple, Clementine, apricot, Golden Delicious, green herb and dusty white pepper.  The texture is rich and luxurious, sitting on your lounge with good weight balanced by dusty, crushed stone, minerality.  The finish is simply endless, coating your palate and leaving pops of fruit, mineral, pepper and more to savor on and on.  A great seafood sausage would be great here, although most anything fried or with a bit of cream sauce would satisfy.

“Friendly, lemony freshness plays on the nose and palate, where it's joined by spicy grapefruit peel notes. That zestiness pervades the taut, straight-lined and utterly refreshing palate. This is concentrated, clean and full of citrusy verve.”Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Wagram 2015 Product #31942 (In Stock)

The last vintage of Tony Bauer's Wagram region Pinot Noir pulled down a 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast. This 2015 is better - WAAAY better.  Lush and rich on the nose and palate with deep black cherry and crushed raspberry fruit framed by smoky earth and sweet spice, this stays pure and vibrant right on through the long, complex, finish. Probably the finest Pinot Noir value in the store...Ever.

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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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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2015 Product #31810 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2015 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2015

The 2015 vintage adds even more richness and intensity than usual to this very deeply texture Reserve-level Gruner. The finish is very long and rich (but bone dry) with an almost brothy savory element.

"The nose does not want to give a lot away. The palate, however, shows spicy hints of nettle and a fresh bouncy zesty backbone of lemon and grapefruit, which makes it all the more appetizing."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2014 Product #31232 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2014

So, what happens when you take a great still wine – in this case, the 2014 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.

"Green pear and moss play on the nose. The palate underlines these varietal Grüner notes with the creamy, biscuity notes of autolysis and very appetizing lemon freshness which makes this dry, slender and creamy wine utterly refreshing. This seems lighter than it is but delivers lots of flavor."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012 Product #31803 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012 Anton Bauer Blaufrankisch Reserve Wagram 2012

Perhaps Austria's very best red grape, Blaufrankisch remains relatively unknown here in the USA.  This deep, rich, and spicy example from Anton Bauer could help fix that a bit.  It's a barrel selection made by importer Klaus Wittauer and Anton that Klaus liked so much he put one of his artist wife's paintings on the label.  20 months in oak plus extra time in bottle has done this nothing but good! Very plush and deep with a very long finish, the interplay of fruit, chocolate and exotic spice is utterly captivating.  A great example and highly rated by Austira's preeminent wine guide:

"Spicy black berry flavor, nuances of dark cherries, a touch of dried fruit and cardamom. Complex, dark berry fruit, prominent, well integrated tannins, ripe cherries, chocolate finish, good development potential, a fine food companion."  Falstaff 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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