100% Grüner Veltliner
This Estate-grown varietal has its origins in Austria and accounts for 1/3 of the country’s production. Grown sparingly in the United States, it nevertheless produces wines of exceptional quality. Aromas of mineral-laced lime combine with quince, succulent herbs and green tea and even a hint of white pepper on the nose. Color is bright, green-tinged straw and the palate is dry and focused, with bitter citrus and pear skin flavors along with a touch of tarragon. Spicy finish is long lasting. Pair artichoke and grilled asparagus for a taste delight.
Typical of the varietal-subtle hints of jasmine and white pepper, and white peach essence abound, with finishing touches of melon and green tea. Round and expansive on the palate, with a fine-chalkiness that lingers. A terrific balance of crisp and youthful, offset by creamy and mature textures.
90 Points — Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar