Crisp and Spicy

We’ve picked up some great deals recently on Grüner Veltliner and DRY Riesling From Austria and Germany.  These wines are great with Asian food or just sipping by themselves on a sunny afternoon where the lower alcohol makes them deliciously refreshing. If you want a bit of comparison, check out the Oregon equivalents from Teutonic Wine Company or Balboa’s Washington State Grüner.


2016 Weingut Neiss Riesling Trocken  $15
A crisp Riesling from the Phalz. dry, mineral, and chiseled. This wine is no exception and shows all the hallmarks of Riesling. From the petrol nose to a lime-zested, white flower, citrus fruit core.  12.5% alcohol by volume.  Was $19 Now $15

2018 Domãne Wachau Federspiel Terrassen Riesling  $15
Present and pronounced on the nose this wine displays stone fruit, delicate lime, and hints of ripe pear. On the palate there are flavors of juicy white peach and subtle hints of apricot. This wine is well balanced by a refined structure, very fresh, crisp and plush acidity.  12.5% alcohol by volume.  Was $23 Now $15

2016 Schloss Lieser, Riesling Estate Feinherb  $16
This medium-dry wine has aromas of fruit and slate that lead to a fresh and round palate with a salty finish. The native yeasts bring more complexity, more texture, but they don’t lose the clarity that makes the wines of the Mosel so special. Was $22 Now $16

2018 Domãne Wachau Federspiel Bruck Riesling  $18
From a very cool and stony gneiss spot in the Spitzer Graben, the Bruck Riesling shows a fine and aromatic and spicy bouquet of apricots and white blossoms mixed with truck stop nuance.   Lean and strong on the palate, with intense and spicy fruit intermixed with crystalline flinty notes. It’s lithe but intense and concentrated.  Diesel lovers delight.  12.5% alcohol by volume.  Was $30 now $18

2016 Teutonic Wine Company Willamette Valley Riesling  $20
Wonderfully drinkable Riesling – very light and bright – honeysuckle notes.  Perfect sushi wine.  12.36% alcohol by volume

Grüner Veltliner

2019 Domãne Wachau Federspiel  Terrassen Grüner Veltliner  $12
Hand-picked  from  steeply  terraced vineyards  throughout  the  Wachau  valley. The Terrassen has aromas of green apple, white pepper, hints of mango, balanced with delicate herbal notes. This Federspiel is a traditional example of Grüner Veltliner with its medium-body crisp acidity, juicy fruits and white spice on the finish.  12.5% alcohol by volume.  Was $18 Now $12

2018 Domãne Wachau Federspiel Liebenberg Gruner Veltliner  $18
Liebenberg has a rather cool influence producing wines that are elegant and have subtle minerality. This wine shows hints of Golden Delicious apple, white peach, spicy notes of pepper and subtle hints of tropical fruit on the nose. The palate is pronounced with a salty character, juicy fruit and lively acidity that complement the long-lasting powerful mouthfeel.  12.5% alcohol by volume.  Was $30 Now$18

2018 Balboa Grüner Veltliner  $15
Exotic aromas of lime blossoms, crushed rocks, citrus and pink pepper corn with spicy floral notes. Bright acidity with flavors of lemon, lime and grapefruit leading into guava and fresh peach.  12.5% alcohol by volume.  Was $25 Now $15

2019 Teutonic Wine Company Grüner Veltliner  $24
Grüner Veltliner from Oregon.  Nice and rich, with bracing acidity to break things up. It smells like apples and briny sea spray. This wine is a bit tart but has a nice grip to it.  11.28% alcohol by volume

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