91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009
($17) Medium greenish-yellow. Distinctive aromas and flavors of tobacco, meadow blossom, apple and pear. This wine seems to have medium everything-body, intensity and acidity-and yet it is far from mundane. Crisp, racy acidity and fine peppery spices combine with wet rock and lemony nuances on the finish. A wine with noteworthy balance and persistence. Drink now through 2018.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
Austrian wine has rapidly gained in international stature in the past decade, mostly on the strength of Austria's dry white wines produced within a 20-mile radius of the small city of Krems on the Danube, less than 50 miles west of Vienna. The steep, terraced, riverside vineyards of the Wachau, immediately west of Krems, as well as geologically diverse sites on the edges of the city and to the north in the Kamptal, yield...
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Finding Gruner Veltliner, a wine known for its spicy minerality and firm acidity, used to be a real challenge in the United States. But even though Austrians still keep the bulk of the wine that they produce for themselves, Gruner Veltliner, the most distinctive and widely grown grape in Austria, is rapidly gaining popularity elsewhere thanks to its food-friendliness and...
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