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GERMANY

GE-2013. 15 OCKFENER BOCKSTEIN RIESLING KABINETT, NIK WEIS - ST. URBANS HOF
2014: Yes, like the Parker 92 2013, Ockfen full and well extracted. Walnut husk airs of a slate born riesling. Huge./ Full textured. Ockfen earthiness, nuttiness. Vast, dynamic, complete. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

GE-2014. 15 EITELSBACHER KARTHAUSERHOFBERG RIESLING TROCKEN, KARTHAUSERHOF
Soo Ruwer gossamer, precise, and focused, while Grosses Gewachs loaded with extract. This is in the league with dry rieslings costing 2-3 times more./ Yes, yes, yes. Total extraction without losing its innate delicacy. Hallmark. Endless finish. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

GE-2015. 14 MOSEL RIESLING DR. L, LOOSEN BROS.
2013: Sweeter and softer than the 2012. Has slate terroir, walnut husk./ Yes, on the soft side, but there’s enough acid etch to keep it from seeming flabby. Will be popular. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GE-2016. 14 MOSEL RIESLING DRY DR. L., DR. LOOSEN
Dry, dinner riesling candidate. Not fruity./ Some fruit and forgiveness on the palate, so not austere. Balanced. Right. Yes. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2017. 12 MOSEL ESTATE HOCHGEWACHS RIESLING FEINHERB ON SLATE, LOSEN-BOCKSTANZ
11.5%. Soars. Lovely apple, peach, honey. Mosel bright and clear. Touches of nuts and resin./ Near dry. Good acid. Juicy. Rings clear. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GE-2018. 14 MOSEL RIESLING SPICY GOAT, WEIS & HOFSTATTER
‘A hot wine for hot people!’. Nik Weis of Mosel’s St. Urbanshof and Martin Hofstatter of Alto Adige’s J. Hofstatter crafted this cuvee. Pure and racy Weis style of riesling./ Yes, racy and off dry. Weis refuses to make Mosel riesling trockens. Proper grip and degree of development for 2014. This is a deal! 91/100. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

GE-2019. 15 MOSEL RIESLING URBAN, NIK WEIS
By the proprietor of St. Urbans Hof. Oh, good stone, etch, and extract combined with bright Mosel riesling fruit./ A tad sweeter than the norm for this cuvee thanks to 2015's warmth, and slightly lower in acidity, though the finish is mighty tangy. Suits me. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

GE-2020. 15 MOSEL ESTATE RIESLING OLD VINES, NIK WEIS - ST. URBANS HOF
Wine Spectator 90: ‘A juicy white, with red currant and plum flavors dominating this off-dry style. Hints of spice and cranberry show on the effusively fruity finish. $19.’ 60-year-old vines.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2021. 14 MOSEL RIESLING FEINHERB, WEINGUT SELBACH-OSTER
Just the right expression of cedar for its age. Ventilating. Great acid and race. Erstes Gewachs suggestions./ Rich and rangy flavor and texture. Feinherb balance of acid and off dry level of sweetness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2022. 14 MOSEL RIESLING, RUDI WIEST
Clear and cool and true 2014. Crisp and fresh Mosel riesling. Good and dry dinner wine nose./ Great riesling peach and tangerine. Easy at 11.5%. Has a versatile sweetness level and acid balance workable in both mealtime and all-occasion circumstances. Fulfills all expectations. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2023. 13 BRAUNEBERGER JUFFER RIESLING SPATLESE, WILLI HAAG
Good terroir. Brown slate for sure. Dry and well extracted. Apple and peach./ Wine of place. Sweet and well balanced. Full of flavor. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

GE-2024. 12 PIESPORTER GOLDTROPFCHEN RIESLING KABINETT, J. & P. MATHEUS
Full, dark 2012 style of riesling. Piesporter peach, 2012 peach peel. Right. Rich, and full of material. Spatlese concentration, with plenty of 2012 extract too./ Yes, peach and peel. Class Goldtropfchen kabinett. Extract, succulence, acid, length, full flavor. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

GE-2025. 12 BERNKASTELER KURFURSTLAY RIESLING AUSLESE, J&H SELBACH
Following the Kabinett and Spatlese, fullest of the trio. Crisp acid nostril etch and full feel. Crunchy green grape Bernkastel ID. More of everything here./ Great, sweet flavors of peach, honey, botrytis. Racy Bernkastel acidity. Auslese succulence. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

GE-2026. 15 WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPATLESE, WEINGUT STUDERT-PRUM
Full sweetness of 15 and full tingle of a Studert riesling too. Classic like the 12 but with less development in both aromatics and textural fullness./ With aeration, it becomes more bountiful, sporting a full fledged high spatlese lusciousness. It continues to sweet, tingle, and stimulate. The beauties of fully ripe fruit plus botrytis extras. Full concentration and great acidity and extract too. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

GE-2027. 14 URZIGER WURZGARTEN RIESLING AUSLESE, WEINGUT KARL ERBES
Stony, spicy, dry extract minerality. Speaks little of auslese nectar but totally of Wurzgarten terroir./ Oh, rich and nectarous on the palate though. Flowers, ginger, warm spices. Sweetness covers the acidity on entry, but it comes out at the end. Wow! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

GE-2028. 12 WITTLICHER LAY RIESLING KABINETT, WEINGUT LOSEN-BOCKSTANZ
Gold Kammerpreis - Rheinland-Pfalz. Oh, boy, what a wonderful assault on the nostrils! Palpable extract, etch, swelling./ Again, the full extract, textural sensation. Dab of halbtrocken sweetness to balance. Satisfying body. Yes, great balance to bring to the dinner table. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2029. 11 WITTLICHER PORTNERSBERG RIESLING AUSLESE, WEINGUT LOSEN-BOCKSTANZ half liter
Very ripe and sweet. Like apple sauce. Apple peel too. Mosel coolness. Botrytis ring./ Honey and apple flavors. Full auslese richness cut by great Mosel acidity. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

GE-2030. 15 MULHEIMER SONNENLAY RIESLING ZEPPELIN, MAX FERD. RICHTER
Most-consumed wine on the Graf Zeppelin flights as illustrated by its beautiful Art Deco label. Some sulphur on the surface still. Riesling beneath, and Mosel crispness. Give it aeration./ Less sulphur evident on the palate. Sweet and fruity. Great palate, acid-sweet balance, flavor. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2031. 14 MERLER KLOSTERBERG RIESLING KABINETT, EDUARD KROTH
2013: Full Mosel riesling character and texture. Just a little sulphur yet to resolve. Approaching age three and showing no sign of resin yet./ Yes, Mosel race. Extract buffers the sweetness, so it’s harmonious in the mouth. No evergreen. Best vintage of this I’ve tasted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2032. 12 MERLER KONIGSLAY-TERRASSEN RIESLING AUSLESE, EDUARD KROTH
2009: Deep and well etched. Beautiful nose of auslese concentration, Mosel riesling. Intense. Close to Mittel Mosel class and style. Class lower Mosel riesling. Sweet, ripe fruit and botrytis extras. Fabulous aromatic range and depth./ Yes! Plenty of auslese fruit concentration, plus botrytis and some delightful bouquet development. Good acidity. Long and juicy. Wow! A full fledged auslese with age potential. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

GE-2033. 14 KREUZNACHER KRONENBERG RIESLING SPATLESE, ST. ANTONIUS
The usual good Kreuznach expressions of riesling, such as peach, granola, and cedar. The nose suggests fine sweet-acid balance./ And the palate certainly confirms same. A very good vintage of this steady favorite, and a best value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

GE-2034. 14 KREUZNACHER KRONENBERG RIESLING AUSLESE, ST. ANTONIUS
Sweet , concise, elegant. Pure and charming./ Great acid, coolness. Sweet-acid balance. One of the best in the series. Speaks of its terroir. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

GE-2035. 14 BURG LAYER SCHLOSSKAPELLE SPATLESE, ST. ANTONIUS
Nose still compromised by residual sulphur. (10/19/16)./ Palate already sweet and honeyed, and nectarous. Enticing palate. Get another read on the nose after longer aeration, when the sulphur will have no doubt blown off. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

GE-2036. 14 BURG LAYER SCHLOSSKAPELLE AUSLESE, ST. ANTONIUS
Fresh, unique, penetrating. Flowers, botanicals, herbals of the German cross varieties./ Great sweet-acid balance. Auslese concentration and sweetness. Best vintage yet. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

GE-2037. 14 WINKELER GUTENBERG RIESLING KABINETT HALBTROCKEN, KRAYER
2013: Est. 1866. Satisfyingly intense riesling nose. Rheingau mineral, orange peel./ Yes, balanced, off dry. The right texture, acid, feel, flavor. Food riesling. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GE-2038. 14 WINKELER HASENSPRUNG RIESLING SPATLESE, KRAYER
Sweet orange, peach, and stone Rheingau riesling. 2014 clarity, form, beauty./ Sweetness coats acidity yet. Pure and lovely Rheingau riesling statement. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

GE-2039. 15 WINKELER HASENSPRUNG RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE half bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

GE-2040. 14 JOHANNISBERGER ERNTEBRINGER RIESLING KABINETT, KRAYER
14 form, acid, extract, grip. Rheingau golden citrus, mineral./ Full, juicy. Light bouquet development. Great extract to balance the kabinett sweetness. Long, cedary aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GE-2041. 15 JOHANNISBERGER KLAUS RIESLING AUSLESE, KRAYER
Est. 1866; Silver Prize - Hessen. An exemplary young Rheingau auslese featuring aromas of orange, peach, stone. Well extracted, well balanced, well poised. Young and solidly built./ Fully sweet in 2015, with great grip and etch. Real auslese concentration, not just of sweetness but also extract. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

GE-2042. 13 SCHLOSS VOLLRADS RIESLING
Oh, good Rheingau riesling class and clarity. Stony. Golden minerality of Rheingau. Bright, crisp, vital. Ideal raciness./ Yes, attractive white cedar wisp of bottle development. Near dry. Racy, flavorful, on the spot. Wine of place. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

GE-2043. 15 FRANKEN SILVANER KABINETT ANNA-LENA DRY, BRENNFLECK
Gold Medal - Franken. Young and fresh and brisk. Stimulating. Classic Franken stoniness. Perfect./ Roundness and richness of the vintage. Full and generous. Wow! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

GE-2044. 13 FRANKEN HOFKELLER SILVANER KABINETT TROCKEN, STAATLICHER HOFKELLER WURZBURG
Drier, crisper, less fruity than the Wirsching. Firm pie apple strain./ Juicy, stony, classic Franken silvaner. Light padding. Complete picture. Mealtime wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2045. 13 FRANKEN SILVANER TROCKEN, HANS WIRSCHING
Gently fragrant of aromatic apple, melon, wet stone./ Apple, melon, candle wax. Lithe, juicy, well balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2046. 14 RANDERSACKERER SILVANER TROCKEN, WEINGUT SCHMITT’S KINDER
Shy and vinous to start. Not earthy, not heavy; none of silvaner’s sometimes drawbacks. Just not much in the way of varietal pungency early on. Aeration helps./ Undeveloped yet, flavor-wise. Just shipped? Certainly plenty of silvaner weight and texture. 89+/100. (6/22/16).
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

GE-2047. 12 WURZBERGER INNERE LEISTE RIESLING KABINETT TROCKEN, STAATLICHER HOFKELLER WURZBURG (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2010: Rich, racy, penetrating. Very stony./ Flavorful. Ideal riesling bouquet, more cedar like than spruce. On the high side of trocken. Ripe acidity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

GE-2048. 09 RHEINHESSEN DORNFELDER BIN 475 TWISTED RIVER SWEET RED, LEONARD KREUSCH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each (20% off this price)

GE-2049. 15 RHEINHESSEN RIESLING FRITZ’S, FRITZ HASSELBACH
2014: Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100 2016: ‘Redolent of white raspberry jam and mint, this white is lush and creamy midpalate, with crackling acidity. The off-dry finish delivers honey and spice details. Drink now through 2018.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

GE-2050. 14 RHEINHESSEN RIESLING FRITZ’S, FRITZ HASSELBACH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100 2016: ‘Redolent of white raspberry jam and mint, this white is lush and creamy midpalate, with crackling acidity. The off-dry finish delivers honey and spice details. Drink now through 2018.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

GE-2051. 12 RHEINHESSEN RIESLING CAT BOTTLE, MOSELLAND half liter
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GE-2052. 14 RHEINHESSEN SILVANER ALTE REBEN DRY, DR. HEYDEN
Has some fizz./ Penetrating, old vines aromatic concentration. Racy, stimulating, full nostril assault./ Rich old vines intensity. In the absence of residual sweetness, glycerol gives roundness. Very flavorful right through the long aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2053. 09 RHEINHESSEN BEERENAUSLESE, ROMERHOF half bottle
Attractive elements of bouquet starting to form. Good Hessia roundness. Sweet. Poached peach./ Sweet and succulent. The real BA deal at a bargain price. Good acid. Well crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2054. 11 RHEINHESSEN BEERENAUSLESE SCHLINK HAUS, GUENTHER SCHLINK half bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

GE-2055. 05 RHEINHESSEN TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE SCHLINK HAUS, GUENTHER SCHLINK half bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

GE-2056. 11 RHEINHESSEN ORTEGA BEERENAUSLESE DESIRE, GUENTHER SCHLINK half bottle
Sweet and spicy ortega. Rich, accessible, concentrated./ Oh, sweet and succulent, really BA syrupy concentration. Tropical fruit flavors. Adorable. A bargain. 94+/100. List price: $16.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2057. 08 RHEINHESSEN EISWEIN NOBLE HOUSE, DR. PAULY-BERGWEILER half bottle (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

GE-2058. 12 GAU ODERNHEIMER WEISSBURGUNDER IM FELSEN KELLER, BECKER-LANGRAF
13%. Full, clear varietal expression. More crispness, edge, and extract than your typical Alsace Pinot Blanc./ Flavorful. Firm orchard fruit plus a tad of citrus flavor. Really good acid for the varietal. A measuring-rod weissburgunder. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

GE-2059. 12 NIERSTEINER HIPPING RIESLING SPATLESE, GEORG ALBRECHT SCHNEIDER
Estate bottled. Dark and dry 2012 style; hallmark, impressive. Good Hipping mineral and tangerine./ Full and singing Hipping expression. Citrus. Youthfully coated acid. Young spatlese padding. Has mineral burnish to foil its plumpness. Keeper. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2060. 14 NIERSTEINER REHBACH RIESLING SPATLESE, EUGEN WEHRHEIM
Oh, good textural edge of dry extract. Fabulous class of Rehbach, including the signature tangerine aroma./ Spatlese sweetness and acidity in balance. Glorious, ever-lasting finish. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2061. 14 OPPENHEIMER RIESLING KABINETT, WEINGUT DR. HEYDEN
Fresh, austere, terroir driven. Very dry./ Balance of sweetness and acidity. Classic Rheinfront riesling taste. Food wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2062. 07 ALSHEIMER FRUHMESSE RIESLING SPATLESE, FRITZ WINDISCH
Brilliant, fresh tangerine and nectarine Hessia riesling./ Sweet and succulent peach, nectarine. Lovely texture. Apricot aftertaste. Fabulous. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

GE-2063. 15 PFALZ PINOT GRIS, J. L. WOLF
2014: Restless Ernie Loosen just won’t be confined to winegrowing at his family’s Mittel Mosel estate. He’s had quite an impact on Pfalz winemaking since acquiring the storied J. L. Woldf property. Barrel fermented. Wonderful. Very rich varietal character plus that barrel ferment aura that’s not openly oaky but adds a measure of toastiness./ Dry, plump, and racy. Again that barrel ferment extra. Special. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2064. 13 PFALZ RIESLING KABINETT ARMAND, VON BUHL
Good Pfalz grain, power. Dry, with light bottle bouquet beginning to form. Fine./ Fabulously round, rich, sweet, and intense spatlese like impression. Dazzling acid vigor. Yow! Totally balanced. Complete. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

GE-2065. 15 PFALZ ESTATE RIESLING DRY, DR. BURKLIN-WOLF
2014: Light, flattering bouquet aura. Full nostril etch. A smell you can feel; nasal texture. Pfalz riesling body and power. Just right./ Truly dry. Pfalz body and strength. Full textured, well balanced. Ready to supply frequent spring-summer pleasures. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2066. 12 PFALZ GEWURZTRAMINER SPATLESE, FITZ-RITTER (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Full, sweet, total gewurz concentration./ Yes, auslese like concentration, with great acidity, especially for this varietal. Always a winner. Superior to the Kabinett I’ve enjoyed in vintages past. Well liked by the group. 93/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

GE-2067. 15 WACHENHEIMER RIESLING DRY, DR. BURKLIN-WOLF
Young, unformed, tight laced, and dry nose. Just a bud./ Yes, at this point just traces of riesling fruit, flower, terpene. Plenty of extract. This has great potential, longevity. 91++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

GE-2068. 13 WACHENHEIMER RECHBACHEL ERSTES GEWACHS RIESLING DRY, DR. BURKLIN-WOLF
Oh, this is really special. A big step up. Fresh, rich, racy, minerally./ Huge class and extract. This is what the classic dry riesling style is all about. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

GE-2069. 02 FORSTER RIESLING AUSLESE, DR. BURKLIN-WOLF
50 grams per liter residual sugar. A perfect Pfalz riesling auslese nose of golden fruits and grains, with complex botrytis extras./ 2002's high extract is the ideal foil for auslese sweetness. Botrytis roars back at the end to complicate its long aftertaste and leave a dash of bitterness to whisk the palate clean. Very popular with the group. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

GE-2070. 12 BICKENSOHLER HERRENSTUCK GEWURZTRAMINER SPATLESE, WINZER BICKENSOHL AM KAISERSTUHL
Sweet and full of barbershop gewurz flavors and the stony spiciness of Kaiserstuhl basalt. Deep, with light reduction bulb flower sensation. Young./ Young and still encased in baby fat. Tender gewurz and southern acidity. Good body, plumpness. 91+/100. (4/20/16).
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

GE-2071. 15 AFFENTALER SPATBURGUNDER, WINZ. BUHL
2014: Dry, light, crisp, right./ Good glycerol, pinot fruit sweetness. All as it should be. Pleasing and persistent aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

GE-2072. 11 ALBIGER HUNDSKOPF SPATBURGUNDER BARRIQUE, WEINGUT KOSTER-WOLF
Gold Kammerpreis - Pfalz. Discreet oak. Very bright, fulfilled cool climate pinot fruit. Cherry and herb./ Yes, oak is well managed. Dry and astute. One of the best of its genre. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

AUSTRIA

GE-2074. 14 BURGENLAND BLAU FRANKISCH, MORIC
2013: Delicious and delicate red fruit. No reduction, no herbalness of ordinary blau franks. Sweet oak creme brulee. Super./ Yes, bright red fruit. Light tannin. Good acid. Oak and barrel time additions. Balanced. Berry creme aftertaste. Great now. Blau frankisch doesn’t get any better than this. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

GE-2075. 13 NIEDEROSTERREICH ZWEIGELT, WK HUGL-WIMMER liter
Very bright, cool climate, juicy, sweet, fruity, ideal. Really pushes forth ripe, sweet, even spicy fruit aromas./ Clear, smooth, ripe cherry-berry flavors. Flashes a gamy note not alien to this varietal. A striking and attractive zweigelt thanks to superior fruit ripeness. So many come my way wanting for that. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2076. 14 BURGENLAND PANNONICA WHITE, HOPLER
Pinot blanc, chardonnay, gruner veltliner. Good balance with chardonnay sweet apple, gruner legume. A bushel of apple varieties./ Delicious balance of the varietals. Mild acid and light sweetness. Juicy. Fabulous value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

GE-2077. 15 WEINLAND GRUNER VELTLINER, BROADBENT liter
Good and sweet and juicy. No austerity. Wide appeal. Smooth. Plenty of fruit beyond just apple. Lime and peach. No legume./ Good grip and acid etch. Fabulous acid, really. Great textural appeal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2078. 15 NIEDEROSTERREICH GRUNER VELTLINER, BRUNN liter
Brisk and accurate. Apple, legume, and quince./ Juicy and 15 ripe. Works all around. Long on flair and texture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2079. 14 NIEDEROSTERREICH GRUNER VELTLINER, WEINGUT FRANZ ETZ liter
Ideal apple and legume gruve aroma set. Full and nostril swelling./ Rich and round, with a good splash of acid. Tangy follow through. Ideal gruve feels and flavors. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2080. 15 NIEDEROSTERREICH GRUNER VELTLINER HUGLWEINE, WK HUGL-WIMMER liter
Good lift. Apple-legume set. Habitant pea soup./ Early, juicy apple variety. Full acid, texture, mealiness. Ready for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2081. 14 WACHAU GRUNER VELTLINER HEFEABZUG, NIKOLAIHOF
NY Times 7/6/16 - Eric Asinov Wine School top three gruner veltliners.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

GE-2082. 15 WACHAU TERRASSEN GRUNER VELTLINER FEDERSPIEL, DOMAINE WACHAU
2014: Good, full aroma of quince and legume Ideal./ Yeah, great volume, flavor intensity, texture, balance. All you could want. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

GE-2083. 15 NIEDEROSTERREICH GRUNER VELTLINER STEINIG, STADT KREMS
Good apple and peel. Well proportioned; perfect pitch./ Yes, fruity and nicely balanced. More about apple pulp and peel than legume. Nice and dry. Good value. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2084. 10 WACHAU TERRASSEN GRUNER VELTLINER SMARAGD, DOMANE WACHAU
2009: Wow! Deep, mineral saturated. Walnut husk. Total extract. Citrus peel./ Wow again! Thick in glycerol and power and extract. Fully padded and fully dry. Long. Two pounds of grapes in a one-pound sack. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

GE-2085. 15 KAMPTAL GOBELSBURGER GRUNER VELTLINER, SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG
A blend of fruit off younger vines in Lamm, Grub and Renner. Apple, legume, and newness. Full./ Very full indeed, with apple, legume, and freshness confirmed. All. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2086. 15 KAMPTAL LOIS GRUNER VELTLINER TROCKEN, LOIMER
Lime nose. Reticent aroma, texture./ Suave and fine grained acid. Juicy food wine. Very little aroma/flavor on display yet. (12/14/16). 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GE-2087. 15 KREMSTAL GRUNER VELTLINER KARMELITERBERG, HERMANN MOSER
Proper Kremstal gruve class and style. Apple; not too much legume. Ripe vintage shows./ Balanced taste. Good acid. All around attractive and worthy of single-vineyard distinction. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2088. 14 WAGRAM GRUNER VELTLINER, JOSEF BAUER
A really full leguminous nose. Great value. Everyday gruve for all sorts of table settings. Love it!/ Fat and full, and full flavored. Put it right to work...often. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2089. 14 BURGENLAND GRUNER VELTLINER, HOPLER
Deep and etched. Mineral and almost a wood tone. Full./ Juicy fruit. Great flow and flavor. Fine acid edge, ring. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

GE-2090. BURGENLAND TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE, ALOIS KRACHER quarter bottle (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
The nose has BA fruitiness and TBA botrytis character. Pear, peach, nut. Bright and right and nice./ Well, fine and dusty botrytis TBA material. Full concentration and nuttiness. Intense indeed. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

GE-2091. 14 THERMENREGION ZIERFANDLER/ROTGIFLER, STIFT KLOSTERNEUBURG
50/50. At Gumpolds kirchen. Good, clear, lightly scented, cool. Peach, apple, cream. Intense, complex, pure./ Suave, gentle acid. Just the right touch, etch. Perfect balance. Light fruit flavor. Juicy, long. Food. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

GE-2092. 14 WACHAUER WEINGARTEN RIESLING, HOGL
Apple, peach, pear. Lithe and delicate./ Juicy apple and stone fruit and citrus. Understated and dry. Great acid and extract for food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

GE-2093. 13 WACHAU TERRASSEN RIESLING FEDERSPIEL TROCKEN, DOMANE WACHAU
Wine Spectator 90: ‘An airy style, with green herbal notes to the grapefruit and pippin apple flavors, gaining power midpalate. Sea salt and slate details emerge on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2018.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

GE-2094. 14 NIEDEROSTERREICH GELBER MUSKATELLER, HERMANN MOSER
Tight, with some sulphur under screwcap. The varietal character is there, still suppressed. Remains subtle after aeration but begins to develop some depth. Cold cream note./ Green tropical fruits. Guava, lime, plus. Dry and tonic. All the varietal character I could want once it warms up on the palate. Will rival the 2013 in a few months. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

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GE-2096. 13 EGRI MERLOT, WEINHAUS KFT
2012: 12 months in large wood casks before bottling. Euro structured. Closer, drier than the Pelee Island. Deep, spicy black fruit. Incredible savor./ Sweet. Good acid. Medium body. Works. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

GE-2097. 13 EGRI BIKAVER BULL’S BLOOD, EGERVIN
The original Bulls Blood; barrel aged. The nose is great, all about good black fruit, with sweetness of ripeness, quality of the zone and variety; form and acidity showing too. Bright, fresh, vigorous, sweet and spicy. Bountiful and accurate./ The palate is drier and more contrite. Good vigor. Tarry core. There have been more pleasurable vintages at this age, palate-wise. Good value, and will improve in the cellar. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

GE-2098. 15 HAJOS-BAJA BLAUFRANKISCH DONAUSONNE, MINOSEGA VOROS BOR
2014: Medium carmine./ Lithe, sweet, fruity, fresh, ideal./ Sweet and easy. 10.5%. Couldn’t be more come hither. Just right, lithe, racy acid. Berry-cherry taste and aftertaste. Best version of this ever. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GE-2099. 12 TOKAJI FURMINT LATE HARVEST, EVOLUCIO half bottle
Clear late harvest character of spatlese to auslese intensity. Nectar, peach./ Luscious, with furmint spices and bergamot. Sweetness balanced by great furmint acid. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GE-2100. 12 TOKAJI ASZU 3 PUTTONYOS, KERESKEDOHAZ half liter
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

GE-2101. 08 TOKAJI ASZU 5 PUTTONYOS, KERESKEDOHAZ half liter
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

GE-2102. 13 TOKAJI NOBLE LATE HARVEST, OREMUS half liter
2008: Honey, peach nectar, apricot. Smells like a riesling auslese./ Very sweet, like a BA. Outstanding. 95+/100. List price: $32.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

GE-2103. 09 TOKAJI ASZU 3 PUTTONYOS, OREMUS half liter
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘This 3 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszu has delightful aromas of honey, honeysuckle, beeswax and apricots. It is full bodied with flavors of sweet canned peaches and apricot conserves. $40'
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

GE-2104. 03 TOKAJI ASZU 5 PUTTONYOS, PATRICIUS half liter
25 RS, 10% alcohol. Nutty and mature, warm vintage style. Logical development for 03. Dried peach./ Sweet and succulent, with the usual high acidity. The ripeness of a hot year. Delicious tawny peach. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

GE-2105. 12 TOKAJI LATE HARVEST MAD CUVEE, ROYAL TOKAJ WINE COMPANY half bottle
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘With its lemon-crisp fruit and clover-honey sweetness, this is immediately winning in its balance, impressively easy to drink. Furmint’s acidity sweeps through the wine like a refreshing breeze, leaving the palate refreshed rather than coated. The honey notes last, with an underlying savor that brings pairings with cheese to mind.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

GE-2106. 09 TOKAJI ASZU 5 PUTTONYOS RED LABEL, ROYAL TOKAJI WINE CO. half liter
2008: 35% sugar at harvest; 16% RS. Honey and nuts. Dried fruit. A sense of more time in cooperage than the Loupiac. Even the nose senses the extreme acidity that marks Tokaj, and it’s great./ This is even sweeter than the Loupiac. Well, of course. 5/6 of it is from shriveled grapes. Great botrytis presence and range. Dried fruit concentration. All playing against that supreme acidity of Tokaj. Yow! The group shared my enthusiasm. 98+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each


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