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Paul D Muller Thurgau RoMaNa 2015 Product #31239 (In Stock)
Paul D Muller Thurgau RoMaNa 2015 Paul D Muller Thurgau RoMaNa 2015

Paul Direder remains as committed as ever to his great value "liter bottle" value wines, but he's branching out to try new things - and we're very impressed!  This is 100% Muller-Thurgau, a much maligned German crossing that makes insipid wines at high yields.  Here very old vines give tiny numbers of berries and huge amounts of flavor and fun!  The wine smells fresh and ripe with notes of white peach, apricot, crushed herb and more jumping from the glass.  On the palate it's creamy in texture and loaded with juicy apricot fruit, more grassy herb and a hint of lychee.  Kind of like Sauvignon Blanc with apricot replacing the grapefruit, but clearly uniquely delicious.

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015 Product #31235 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2015

As the Post says, Austria's 2015s “are among the best white wines in the world in terms of value and quality, and they’re enjoying the best vintage in recent memory.”   Certainly, this is 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 from that extra notch of ripeness 2015’s near perfect conditions brought that you wouldn’t expect from all those brisk, fresh aromas. 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.

“Notes of crisp green pear and crunchy red apple are very appetizing, the palate is fresh and echoes these flavors and edges them with some spice and alcoholic heat, but also has a drive and energy of its own. Friendly and very moreish.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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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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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 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 Apetlon Rouge Burgenland 2013 Product #30424 (In Stock)
Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge Burgenland 2013 Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge Burgenland 2013

A happy ending to a scary accident.  When Ernst Steindorfer fell and hit his head during the 2010 vintage, he temporarily lost his sense of smell.  Unable to evaluate his individual cuvees of Austria’s top native grapes - Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, and Zweigelt – to choose Reserve lots, he elected to just blend an equal number of barrels from his best vineyard plots to create kind of a “baby-Reserve.”  It turned out so well, now he’s done it for a third time – and, with sense of smell intact, it’s even better!

About as fine a cookout red as you’ll find this year, the 2013 Apetlon serves up savory aromas of smoke, sour cherry, sweet blackberry, licorice and lavender.  The flavors are bright and juicy – roasted strawberry and blackberry puree – with complex shadings of exotic spice, dark chocolate, and earth.  The sweet, tangy, fruit pumps out through a finish supported by fine tannins and leaving notes of chocolate, spice, and fruit lingering behind.  It’s juicy and fruit-filled enough to handle sausages or burgers and has enough rich earth, chocolate and crisp tannins to excel with lamb.

“A distinct whiff of tiny, black elderberries promises joy. This is joined by white pepper and iron oxide to play on luscious but soft red and black fruit. The spice is exciting and pervasive and highlighted by freshness. The fine balance this strikes is expressed as straight-laced elegance. What unpretentious, honest joy.”Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Hillinger Zweigelt Burgenland 2015 Product #31802 (In Stock)
Hillinger Zweigelt Burgenland 2015 Hillinger Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

Austria's most famous red grape delivers loads of fruit-filled fun - think of it as a cross between Beaujolais Gamay and Dry Creek Zinfandel and you'll start getting the idea.  This is from certified organic vineyards and made all in tank.  It's juicy, plump, and pumps out oodles of ripe berry and black cherry fruit with hints of chocolate and herb before finishing fresh, juicy, and lipsmacking.  Great party, cookout, and picnic red for burgers, fried chicken or whatever!

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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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Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel Smaragd 2015 Product #31320 (In Stock)
Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel Smaragd 2015 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel Smaragd 2015

A blend of from magnificent Wachau sites, some at nose-bleed altitudes for sizzling energy and minerality, other from lower sites for ripe tropical fruit and palate-coating richness. Give it a swirl and you’ll be greeted with generous aromas of dusty pear, green pineapple, fresh lemon, salty stone and subtle white pepper.  Take a sip and you’ll immediately notice the fabulous texture – mouth-coating, dense, and creamy with an almost buttery richness.  The wine explodes with deep flavors of tangy pineapple, just squeezed lemon juice, spiced pear, fresh sweet pea and more white pepper notes that linger on and on.

The 2015 Bergidstel earned a fine 92 point rating from Falstaff, Austria’s premier wine publication.  Their review is spot on:  "Medium yellow-green, silver reflexes. Fine herb wort, fresh yellow fruit, delicate orange. Juicy, delicate fruit juices, taut, elegant and full-bodied, fresh acid curve, already well developed, a versatile food companion."  Falstaff 92 points

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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 Riesling Kamptal Reserve Steinhaus 2014 Product #31799 (In Stock)
Steininger Riesling Kamptal Reserve Steinhaus 2014 Steininger Riesling Kamptal Reserve Steinhaus 2014

Austrian Riesling is a treat, delivering plenty of zesty fruit, a good dash of minerality, and a long, fully dry, finish.  Weightier than German Riesling, more peachy and lively than Alsace, it's a terrific choice for sipping and food.  The Steininger family grows this lovely example on a steep hill slide looking down over the winery.  It's bursting with peach and apricot fruit dusted with lime zest and an appealing slate note that lingers through the dry, clean, fresh finish.

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Steininger Riesling Sekt 2014 Product #31798 (In Stock)
Steininger Riesling Sekt 2014 Steininger Riesling Sekt 2014

Steininger's sparkling wines are all about varietal purity, and here Riesling's floral, peal and lime character shines through.  Dry.

"The fragrant floral nature of Riesling shines through on the fresh nose. The palate also holds this lemony freshness, harnessed by small bubbles fizzing away on the lively, slender, dry palate. A streak of lemony acidity adds some extra brightness."Wine Enthusiast 88 points

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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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Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Renner 2013 Product #30840 (In Stock)
Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Renner 2013 Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Renner 2013

A stylish, pure, Gruner of fine sophistication.

"With a diversity of mineral nuances more familiar from Riesling, this Grüner Veltliner projects an infectiously juicy and crunchily invigorating alliance of fresh lime, orange, pea tendrils, corn shoots and ginseng, with beet root earthiness joining wet stone on the bass line. A penetrating, almost severely but downright mouth-shakingly intense finish perpetuates the full range of diversity displayed on the firm palate, accompanied by hints of iodine, black tea smokiness plus saliva-inducing salinity and animality akin to oyster liquor. This weighs in at just 12.7% alcohol, permitting a lovely sense of levity to boot."  Vinous (Schildknecht) 93 points

"The citrus colored 2013 Grüner Veltliner Renner Erste Lage comes from a vineyard that is situated below and to the west of the Kammerner Gaisberg. The soil is a calcareous sandy silt that has formed from the underlying loess, alluvial deposits, and fragments of crystalline rocks such as gneiss, amphibolite and mica schist what could eventually explain the lovely mix of fruit and salinity in this wine. Its precise and fully ripe fruit flavors are highlighted by piquant earthy/mineral flavors that underline the freshness of this piquant, medium-bodied and elegant, well balanced Veltliner. The lovely blend of ripe fruits and salty minerals leads to a delicate finish which makes this an extremely animating wine."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum Product #31471 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2011 Magnum

What’s even better than a great bottle of Grüner Grand Grü?  An even bigger bottle, of course! Loaded with crunchy pear, peach and citrus fruit aromas and flavors and just a touch of white pepper and baking spice.  Long on the palate and finish where juicy pink grapefruit acidity makes your mouth water and look for another sip.  Easy to drink on its own or with extravagant Holiday feasts.

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