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ALZINGER 13 GV STEINERTAL
$59.98
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THE WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS

The 2013 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Loibner Steinertal offers white fruit flavors and an intense, concentrated nose. Read More...
The wine is a rich and full-bodied, fresh and well-balanced Grüner which combines juiciness with minerality, but remains – at least today – a quite technical wine.

Leo Alzinger is one of the leading estates in the Wachau. The wines are highly rated in Austrian/German wine reviews and David Schildknecht scored the 2012 Riesling Smaragd Steinertal 96 points in issue 212 (and also 96 points for the 2007 vintage in issue 181) and the 2012, as well as the 2007 Riesling Loibenberg Smaragd, 95 points. The clear, cool and minerally-piquant Steinertal Riesling is also my favorite from the 2013s, however, Alzinger's wines did not fascinate me as much as my forerunner and as many other Smaragd wines I tasted in February at the Domäne Wachau in Dürnstein. There is not much to criticize here: the wines are extremely well made, clear, profound, dense, piquant and expressive. But there is something that stops them from really hitting hit my heart. It's not that I dislike them, but I'm not in love with them. If I had to name a certain feature that makes an Alzinger Smaragd an Alzinger Smaragd I don't know what to say, except the very well-made style, and a clear expression of terroir. Possibly, I wish there was a little more of Leo Alzinger's intuition and less perfection?
BERGER 13  ZWEIGELT 1LT
BERGER 2013 ZWEIGELT 1LT
Item: #311315
Bottle Size:1L
$12.98
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Zweigelt (pronounced "tsv eye gelt"), a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, was developed in 1922, at the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, Austria, Read More...
by Dr. Friedrich "Fritz" Zweigelt. It is now the most widely-grown red grape variety in Austria. Berger's Zweigelt is fresh and unoaked, medium-bodied, and moderate in alcohol. This is a lovely, soft, aromatic red reminiscent of pinot noir in its cherry/raspberry scent and taste. There are subtle herbal notes on the clean finish. Serve this wine slightly cool with anything from a roast pork loin to a grilled cheeseburger. This wine comes in a liter bottle sealed with a crown cap. (Put a bottle stopper or an old cork in the bottle if you don't finish it right away.)

BERGER 14 GRUNER VELTLINER GV
BERGER 2014 GRUNER VELTLINER
AUSTRIA DRY WHITE
Item: #333213
Bottle Size:1L
$12.98
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ERIC ASIMOV - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Fresh and expressive, with citrus, floral and mineral flavors that linger in the mouth. It practically invites Read More...
you to have a second glass."

*** "Best White Wine for Under $10" ***

This light, refreshing white makes an excellent introduction to Gruner Veltliner. An excellent value that's an easy pairing for a wide array of foods, Berger Gruner Veltliner has a pleasant acidity, a delicious palate of citrus and stone fruits, and a hint of minerality.
F.X. PICHLER 12 RL STEINERTAL
F.X. PICHLER 2012 RIESLING STEINERTAL SMARAGD
Item: #333302
Bottle Size:750ml
$65.98
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WINE ADVOCATE - 93 POINTS
Pichlers’2012 Riesling Smaragd Steinertal suggests chili as well as Szechuan pepper bite and pungency, allied to rhubarb-Read More...
like tartness and mouthwatering savor, all enrobed in lusciously ripe, white peach and apple on a plush palate. “This site has an effect a lot like Schutt,” explains Lucas Pichler, “because the eroded stone that form its basis followed the creases and crevices in the hillside that are precisely what conduct cool air down from the woods above the vineyards.” Wafting hints of chamomile and suffusion of crushed stone add to the interest and allure of this refined, long-finishing Riesling that should prove worth following through at least 2022.

“In recent years,” notes Lucas Pichler, “we’ve been harvesting a little earlier in order to depress the alcohol levels a bit,” which in 2012 meant among other things beginning with Gruner Veltliner Federspiel already in the third week of September. After what I had tasted thus far of the vintage, I was amazed to find the Rieslings here in aggregate even finer than the Gruner Veltliners, a pattern that was to be dramatically accentuated at nearby Alzinger. (I did not get chance on my most recent visit to catch-up with Pichlers’ Sauvignon Blanc from this vintage.)
KRACHER 11 BA 375ml
KRACHER 11 BEERENAUSLESE 375 ml
BURGENLAND, AUSTRIA
Item: #365529
Bottle Size:375ml
$29.95

In-store purchase only.
Please call 800-331-3005 for details.


PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HALF BOTTLE (375ML)

60% Chardonnay, 40% Welschriesling

Kracher wines have long been in a class of their own. The vision of legendary winemaker Read More...
Alois Kracher, Jr. is carried on by his son Gerhard. Practically no other sweet wines have reached such a high level of recognition worldwide or the same consistently high ratings. Serve these wines from picturesque Illmitz, Austria to friends at your home for a special evening!
This handcrafted dessert wine has pronounced honeyed notes over attractive aromas of ripe stone fruit, subtle spices and mineral character. Nuances of juicy yellow fruit with vibrant acidity; highly elegant and balanced with a touch of salt, leading to a lingering mandarin finish.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HALF BOTTLE (375ML)
LAURENZ V 14 GV SINGING
$12.99
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From Austria's great 2013 vintage, comes this wonderful, under-the-radar valuie. The Laurenz und Sophie "Singing" Grüner Veltliner is produced from grapes grown mainly in loess and Read More...
gravel soils of the Kremstal region of Austria. This lively, food-friendly wine "sings" on the palate.

From the winery: "A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity."
ROSENHOF 05 EISWEIN ROSE
ROSENHOF 05 EISWEIN ROSE
Item: #372092
Bottle Size:375ml
$29.95

In-store purchase only.
Please call 800-331-3005 for details.


375ml
WACHTER-WIESLER 12 BLAUFRANKIS
$16.98
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This is a charming, light-weight red tasting of bright cherry fruit. There is no oak treatment on this wine, so it is fresh and pure. Delightful!

* Practicing Organic
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