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2008 Franz Leth Gruner Veltliner Steinagrund
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009

($14) Medium green-yellow. Aromas of ripe Golden Delicious apple, green mango, lemon verbena and oleander. Full-bodied but not at all lacking in mineral and acid structure. Delicate apricot and apple elements mingle with abundant mineral notes reminiscent of fresh rain on wet rock. This well-balanced wine displays attractive varietal character, and though it already offers superb drinking pleasure it should age gracefully through 2020.

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Excellent value and taste
04/16/2010
by HALEY10776044
I enjoyed this lovely straw yellow wine with lightly curried chicken breast and spicy lentils. The wine opened nicely, had a very good body and mouth feel, especially by the end of the meal. I will definitely buy this again for excellent price/performance!

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