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October 2012 - 2012 Austrian Wine Review

October 2012 - 2012 Austrian Wine Review
This month's Wine feature is 2012 Austriann Wine Review Wines

2012 Austrian Wine Review Reviews

Proidl 2009 Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling Vom Urgestein
99 points
$32.99
Beautiful golden amber color. Aromas of peach cobbler, white toffee and toasty meringue with a satiny sweet medium-full body and a spicy apple pie, raisin and apricot marmalade finish with a hint of earth. Delicious.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Dessert Wine'
99 points $32.99
Domaine Pöttelsdorf 2009 Exzellenz Blaufrankisch
99 points
$36.99
Exotic aromas and flavors of potpourri, cassis, and spicy pumpkin and apple pies with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a layered cinnamon-clove spiced nuts, mocha and fine tannin finish. A superbly stylish red that will excel with prime rib or lamb. A world-class blaufrankisch.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Blaufränkisch'
99 points $36.99
Nittnaus 2009 Trockenbeerenauslese Sauvignon Blanc-Sämling 88
95 points
$38.99
Interesting aromas of honeyed golden beets, plums, and mangos with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a honey custard and tangy apricot-apple jam finish. Nice depth and range. Will pair fantastically with goat cheeses.
95 points $38.99
Martin & Anna Arndorfer 2010 die Leidenschaft Grüner Veltliner
95 points
$40
Rich golden color. Bright aromas of creme brulee and banana-peach pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy honey, dried mango, pineapple and spicy praline nuanced finish. A delicious oak-aged gruner that will appeal to fans of rich chardonnays.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Grüner Veltliner'
Leo Hillinger 2009  Blaufrankisch Reserve
95 points
$44.99
garnet color. Savory, meaty aromas of dried berries, pickled beets and okra with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy craisin, Asian spices, and earth accented finish with ultra fine tannins. A great lively and complex table wine.
95 points $44.99
Walter Skoff 2010 Royal Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$33
Bright golden yellow color. Bold toasty citrus pastry and marinated green pepper and tomato aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a round, praline, roasted guava and pineapple driven finish. Delicious and sex, oak-influenced sauvignon.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Sauvignon Blanc'
Leo Hillinger 2009 HILLside Burgenland
94 points
$33.99
Aromas of pencil shavings, dried berries, and toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a lush, tangy and complex spice, earth, and dried stone fruit finish. A delicious and appetizing red that will shine at the table.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Red Blend'
94 points $33.99
Ewald Gruber 2010 Reserve Mühlberg Grüner Veltliner
94 points
$40.12
Deep golden yellow color. Aromas of vanilla cream, spicy praline, and banana pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and kiwi tart, grilled lemon and melon sorbet finish. A flavorful nicely balanced oak aged gruner. Pair with roasted chicken and pork dishes.
94 points $40.12
Weingut Rücker 2011  Chardonnay
94 points
$49.99
Aromas of honeyed toasted nuts and muffins and dried pineapples with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spicy apple pie and lemon custard finish. Very well balanced, refreshing and tasty. Pair with roasted chicken and turkey.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Chardonnay'
94 points $49.99
Familie Graf 2011  Grüner Veltliner
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Smoky mineral, white peppercorn, and char-grilled fruit aromas with a very crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a melon, grass, and Meyer lemon driven finish. A vibrant racy, textbook example of gruner.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Winzer Gregor Schup 2008 Specula No. 6 Chardonnay
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Interesting aromas of creamy nougat, passionfruit, guava, and Asian spices with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, pineapple and lemon accented finish. A zesty chardonnay that is a great foil for spicy shrimp and pasta dishes.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Höpler 2011  Pinot Blanc
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of ripe yellow apples and pineapple cake with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, kiwi, guava lime and praline accented finish. Very tasty and appetizing; pair with spicy grilled shrimp dishes.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Pinot Blanc'
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Winzer Krems 2010 Kremser Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner
93 points
$24
Aromas of toasted coconut, pepper and papaya mango relish with a silky tangy medium-to-full body and a nice medley of spices, herbs and zesty kiwi and apple notes. A vibrant reserve style that will be great with Latin fish dishes.
Umathum 2010 "Gelber & Roter" Burgenland
93 points
$24.90
Bright lychee and rose aromas with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, spicy peach chutney, honeyed apple, and earth finish. Very flavorful and balanced; pair with Thai food or sip ’til your heart’s content.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Other White Wine'
93 points $24.90
Steininger 2011 Grand Grü Grüner Veltliner
93 points
$28
Very fruity aromas of tropical citrus, dried flowers, and nutmeg custard with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, fruit and spice driven finish with great intensity. A great fruity reserve style gruner that is sure to please.
Weingut Rücker 2009 Alte Reben Riesling
93 points
$29.99
Bright golden color. Earthy aromas of lightly smoky minerals, herbs, and baked lemons and nectarines with a silky dryish medium-to-full body and passionfruit and grilled lime accented finish. Great dry style and vibrancy of varietal flavor.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Riesling'
93 points $29.99
Martin & Anna Arndorfer 2010 die Leidenschaft Riesling
93 points
$47.49
Bright golden color. Aromas of toasty hazelnut brittle, pineapple cake, and stewed apples with a fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, creme brulee and spice accented finish. A rich, fruity oak-influenced late harvest styled riesling that is sure to please.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Riesling'
93 points $47.49
Der Rebenhof 2009 Strohwein Südsteiermark
93 points
$69.99
Pretty deep amber color. Concentrated aromas of dried peaches and apples, hazelnut brittle, and rye cracker with a supple, fruity-sweet medium-full body and a interesting savory herbal raisin twist on the finish. Fun and flavorful.
93 points $69.99
Leo Hillinger 2009 HILL 1 Burgenland
93 points
$89.99
Purple color. Layered aromas of toffee, grilled pepper, dried currant and peppery spice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a mouthwatering, chocolate covered citrus peel and berry finish with plush tannins. A very classy red to serve with the finest cuts of beef.
93 points $89.99
Dolle 2011  Weissburgunder
92 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of peaches and Meyer lemon with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a pure concentrated nectarine finish. A beautiful and varietally pristine pinot blanc that will be a great aperitif or pairing with poultry.
92 points $7.99 Best Buy
Dolle 2008 Cuvée Année Niederösterreich
92 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie, cedar, and chocolate with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a juicy, layered finish with vanilla, toffee and tangy raspberry jam notes. A delicious, expertly oaked red that is sure to please.
92 points $13.99 Best Buy
Der Rebenhof 2011  Morillon
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright apple, lime, and toasted nut aromas with a very racy fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy pineapple, nectarine, and dusty mineral finish. A bright, vibrant chardonnay that pairs like a riesling; try with spicy Asian seafood.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Ewald Gruber 2011  Grüner Veltliner
92 points
$17.38
Best Buy
Aromas of bison grass, cream, and baked apple and lemon with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and tangy, tropical citrus and spice driven finish. A delicious gruner for all occasions.
92 points $17.38 Best Buy
Winzer Krems 2011  Blauer Zweigelt
92 points
$18
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Delicately layered aromas of raspberries pie, spiced nuts, and marinated beets with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, cedar and pepper accented finish. A great zesty table wine or sipper; pair with veal and pork.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Zweigelt'
92 points $18 Best Buy
Winzer Krems 2010 Edition Chremisa Grüner Veltliner
92 points
$22
Aromas of apricot, melon, and praline with a silky fruity, medium-to-full body and a honeyed apple, lime curd, pepper, and mineral accented finish. A superb, zesty gruner that hits all of the high notes.
Umathum 2006 Beerenauslese Burgenland
92 points
$24.90
Pretty amber color. Rich golden raisin and apricot compote on toast aromas and flavors with a satiny, fruity sweet medium-full body and a nicely balanced, lightly mineral and dusty apple finish. A spot on BA that will be great with desserts.
92 points $24.90
Erwin Sabathi 2011 Poharnig Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$31.99
Golden silver color Aromas of grapefruit, waxy red pepper, and gooseberry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a highly polished lemon, mineral, and grass finish. Great varietal character and poise. Will be great with tempura.
92 points $31.99
Umathum 2009 Unter den Terrassen zu Jois Pinot Noir
92 points
$59.90
Distinct meaty cherry, fig, honeycomb, and nut aromas with a silky dryish medium-to-full body and a savory roasted apple and spice finish. A delicious balanced and dry pinot noir that will be great at the table with roasted meats.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Pinot Noir'
92 points $59.90
Erwin Sabathi 2010 Merveilleux Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$59.99
Golden yellow color. Lightly smoky aromas and flavors of grilled lemon, kiwi and apples with a soft, dryish medium body and a round, grassy, nutty finish. Very serious structure and style. Pair with seared scallops.
92 points $59.99
Umathum 2008 Joiser Kirschgarten Blaufrankisch
92 points
$69.90
Smoky roasted nut, cedar, grilled cranberries, and mocha fudge aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy, dried citrus, plum and grass accented finish. Nice intensity and depth; pair with spicy beef dishes.
92 points $69.90
Johanneshof Reinisch 2007 Grand Reserve, Holzspur St. Laurent
92 points
$74.99
Dark garnet color. Aromas of dried morello cherry and praline with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, vanilla berry and tomato tart accented finish. A very fine table wine, pair with veal.
92 points $74.99
Hafner Family Estate 2011 Kosher/Organic Classique Zweigelt
91 points
$8.49
Best Buy
Deep garnet color. Bright ripe cherry pie, vanilla buttercream, and blueberry gelato aromas with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, juicy finish with notes of tropical fruits, craisin, and flowers. A delicious, crowd-pleasing sipper.
91 points $8.49 Best Buy
Dolle 2008 Reserve Blauer Zweigelt
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Aromas of boysenberries, praline, anise and earth with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a berries and custard, pencil shaving, and pear accented finish. Nice styled with oak, serve with grilled pork dishes.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Biohof Pratsch 2011  Rosé Zweigelt
91 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pretty silvery salmon color. Strawberry pie and cherry tart aromas and flavors with a fruity medium body and a precise, tangy, citrus and cream accented finish. A very snappy rose for all occasions.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Winzer Krems 2011 Kremser Goldberg Grüner Veltliner
91 points
$18
Best Buy
Honeyed tropical fruit and melon sorbet aromas and flavors with a silky, fruity medium body and a tangy orange, mango and sweet cream accented finish. A delicious gruner for all occasions.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Müller 2011 Neubergen Riesling
91 points
$20
Aromas peach, lemon, apple and a faint hint of rubber with a silky, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy tropical citrus and grassy earth accented finish. A balanced, zesty riesling that will work with a broad range of cuisine.
Szigeti NV  Grüner Veltliner Brut
91 points
$20.99
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon meringue and quince preserves with a vibrant tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and with a mouthwatering apple, pear and lime driven finish. A great sipper or table sparkler that will shine with spicy Thai food.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Sparkling Wine'
91 points $20.99
Nittnaus 2009 Nitana Burgenland
91 points
$22.99
Attractive aromas of chocolate covered blueberries and mocha gelato with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nice dried meat, pepper, nut and earth nuanced finish. A great Latin steak wine.
91 points $22.99
Ewald Gruber 2011 Hundspoint Grüner Veltliner
91 points
$24.83
Aromas of nougat, tropical citrus and meringue with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus, mineral and peppery spice driven finish. Refreshing and balanced.
91 points $24.83
Müller 2011 Leiten Riesling
91 points
$32
Aromas of exotically spiced apples and peaches with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy white strawberry, clementine and grassy earth accented finish with gripping fruit tannins. A great choice for spicy Latin seafood dishes.
Giefing 2009 Reserve Blaufrankisch
91 points
$36.99
Earthy, rustic aromas of ink, clay, and grilled nuts and mulberries with a soft, tangy medium body and a mushroom, tomato and forest floor nuanced finish. This wine was made for grilled game.
91 points $36.99
Erwin Sabathi 2010 Pössnitzberg Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$38.99
Golden yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of tropical fruit pastry and yellow pepper with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a grassy well integrated finish with pinpoint acidity. Pair with sushi.
91 points $38.99
Winzer Gregor Schup 2009 Guntramsdorfer Eichkogel Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$59.99
Garnet black color. Aromas of toffee, baking spices, sandalwood, and berry custard tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy pomegranate, peppered tomato, and herbal earth accented finish with fine tannins. A seriously structured table wine.
91 points $59.99
Proidl 2011 Senftenberger Pfeningberg Riesling Vom Urgestein
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Mild aromas of lemon cream, nut, and apple with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a passionfruit, pineapple, and earth accented finish. A delicious inviting riesling.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Der Rebenhof 2008  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Aromas of gooseberries, rubber leaf, and lemon custard tart with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a vibrant, mouthwatering passionfruit, kiwi and pepper spice finish. A sensational wine for the table.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Szigeti 2009 Edition Adele, Blanc de Blancs Brut Austria
90 points
$24.99
Pretty golden yellow color. Mild aromas of lemon scone and quince jam with a crisp, effervescent dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy honeyed Meyer lemon, lime, and kiwi driven finish. Great acidity, will be superb with spicy grilled seafood.
90 points $24.99
Lenz Moser 2009 Klosterkeller Siegendorf, ODora Burgenland
90 points
$30
Ruby black. Aromas of roasted coffee bean, pepper, and craisin with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a savory salted tomato, nutshell, and earth finish. A nice earthy red for the table. Pair with mushroom risotto.
Steininger 2010  Gruner Veltliner Sekt
90 points
$30
Bright golden yellow color. Ripe peach pastry and custard aromas with an effervescent fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and crisp, toasted citrus pastry and apple finish. A superbly appetizing sparkler.
Nittnaus 2007 Trockenbeerenauslese Zweigelt
90 points
$38.99
Reddish copper color. Aromas of baked fruits, nuts, herbs and faint dried meats with a silky fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a raisin, cocoa, and spice finish. A distinctive dessert wine that is the perfect foil for foie gras.
90 points $38.99
Dolle 2011 Gaisberg Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Aromas of nougat, pepper dust, and dried tropical fruits with a supple, dryish medium body and a citrus, melon, and earth driven finish. A classically styled gruner that will sing with seafood.
89 points $7.99 Best Buy
Dolle 2011 Heiligenstein Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Aromas of floral oil, tropical fruit tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a evenly balanced fruit, mineral and pepper driven finish. A well poised sipper that will do nicely with mussels and scallops.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Zantho 2010  Blaufrankisch
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Lovely aromas of pickling spices, sandalwood, and roasted dates, pineapple and berries have a slight agave-like quality with a supple dryish medium body and a tangy, savory tomato, sour cherry and pepper accented finish. A nice savory table wine that will pair nicely with bbq pork and beef.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Familie Graf 2011  Gelber Muskateller
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright floral orange blossom, lychee and dusty peach aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy apple, mineral and Meyer lemon finish. A nice sipper or table wine with lots of versatility and appeal.
Awards: 'Best Austrian Muscat'
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Hafner Family Estate 2010 Kosher Beerenauslese Scheurebe
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Complex aromas of faintly smoky mineral, bay leaf, flax, nuts, leather, elderflower and dried fruits with a silky fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tart apple and peach marmalade accented finish. Very nice layers. Pair with cheeses and tortes.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Proidl 2011 Senftenberger Ehrenfels Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Aromas of okra, sweet potato, and dried pear with a supple, dryish medium body and a honeycomb and apple accented finish. A rustic sipper to pair with roasted vegetables, rabbit and escargot.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Biohof Pratsch 2011  Weinviertel DAC
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Aromas of melon, cream, and apple with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle, ripe fruit and peppery spice driven finish. A very tasty sipper.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Höpler 2011  Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright tropical fruit aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a melon, lemon, and grassy earth nuanced finish. A great choice for shrimp or chicken with Latin fruit relish.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Walter Skoff 2010 Grassnitzberg Weissburgunder
89 points
$17
Pale golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of baked citrus and nectarines with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lightly savory white strawberry, mineral and nut accented finish. A very jazzy pinot blanc for Asian chicken dishes and salads.
Müller 2011 Bergkristall Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$18
Interesting aromas of mango-papaya custard pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lemon meringue and and green apple finish. A deliciously zesty and crowd pleasing gruner.
Walter Skoff 2010 Grassnitzberg Morillon
89 points
$19
Bright aromas of apple pie and pineapple buttercream with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a graceful praline, citrus and spice accented finish. A fine example of balanced oak-aged chardonnay.
Der Pollerhof 2011  Traminer Gebirg
89 points
$19.99
Bright pear butter and honey on nut toast aromas with a silky fruity medium body and a melon, peach, and apple sauce accented finish. A tasty, relaxed sipper or pair with scallops and sautéed fish.
89 points $19.99
Müller 2011 Mugeln Chardonnay Reserve
89 points
$21
Aromas of apples, pears, and earth with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pineapple, lime accented finish. Nice acidity makes this a natural choice for for grilled seafood and chicken dishes.
Ewald Gruber 2011 Terrasse Reipersberg Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$22.07
Aromas of lemon meringue, flower patch and mango gelato with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, vibrant fruit driven finish that makes this a wonderfully sipper, or pair with Latin chicken dishes.
89 points $22.07
Martin & Anna Arndorfer 2011 Strasser Weinberge Riesling
89 points
$24
Golden color. Aromas of passionfruit, lightly floral talc, and spiced apple with a silky fruity medium body and a tangy orange and melon sorbet finish. Very tasty.
Winzer Krems 2009 Chremisa Edition Blauer Zweigelt
89 points
$24
Deep ruby color. Interesting aromas of patchouli and sandalwood incense, pickled tomatoes, and raspberry jam with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, apple, melon and citrus accented finish. Tasty and refreshingly different. Pair with Middle Eastern dishes. especially with eggplant and lamb.
Ewald Gruber 2011 Königsberg Riesling
89 points
$27.58
Aromas of apples, peaches, and cream with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy Meyer lemon, orange and apricot finish. A zesty, riesling that will excel with spicy Asian dishes.
89 points $27.58
Der Rebenhof 2008 Herrenberg Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$29.99
Rather exotic and vibrant aromas of honeycomb, tomato jelly, and mango-papaya relish with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, savory citrus and smoky earth accented finish. Will be great with chicken and shrimp fajitas.
89 points $29.99
Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz 2011 Nussberg Riesling
89 points
$30
Bright white blossom, green apple, and lanolin lotion aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, zesty, tropical citrus medley and minty herb accented finish. Very tasty; pair with Asian fish dishes.
Steininger 2011 Steinhaus Riesling
89 points
$35
Aromas of exotic tropical fruits, peaches and cream with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and supple, delicate spiced apple, orange and melon accented finish. Great flavor and balance.
Johanneshof Reinisch 2009 Grillenhügel Pinot Noir
89 points
$41.99
Aromas of smoked nuts and cherries, vanilla and brown spices with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy, marinated tomato and dusty apple accented finish. A layered table wine that will pair nicely with red sauce pasta dishes.
89 points $41.99
Winzer Gregor Schup 2009 Trockenbeerenauslese Zierfandler
89 points
$79.99
Minutely hazy deep amber color. Rich aromas of toasted coconut, dried banana and pineapple-mango-papaya compote with supple, sweet fruity medium-to-full body and a nut oil, raisin, dried pear, and honeycomb finish. Nicely styled with oak and will be great with cheeses.
89 points $79.99
Lenz Moser 2011  Grüner Veltliner
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Creamy lemon-lime meringue and coconut custard aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty lemon sorbet and mineral driven finish. A fun, flavorful crowd-pleasing gruner that would make a nice introduction to the grape.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Zantho 2010  Zweigelt
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Aromas of dill pickle, nut brittle and baked berries with a supple, dryish medium body and a savory sour cherry and marinated beet finish with dusty tannins. A nice earthy red to pair with lamb or goat.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Zantho 2011  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Aromas of whipped cream, lemon, and praline with a soft dryish medium body and a nicely savory roasted citrus and pepper accented finish with bright acidity. Pair with crab legs or sushi.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Familie Graf 2011 Exclusiv Zweigelt
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Rich berry compote, vanilla nut fudge and baking spice aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a deft touch of smoky earth on the finish.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Walter Skoff 2011 Grassnitzberg Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$18
Pale silvery straw color. Pleasant tropical fruit tart and melon aromas and flavors with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, crisp, green apple and grass finish. Serve with chicken lemon piccata.
Biohof Pratsch 2011 Lange Riede Riesling Klassik
88 points
$19.99
Attractive aromas of melon, bubblegum spice, apple, banana, and peach with a racy fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy lemon and orange accented finish. Intense acidity and broad range of flavors will cut through foods like a knife.
88 points $19.99
Nittnaus 2009 Famos Burgenland
88 points
$19.99
Garnet black color. Aromas of dark chocolate covered espresso beans and toasty berry tart with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and tangy acai pomegranate, and gray salt accented finish. A well balanced, savory table wine.
88 points $19.99
Umathum 2010  Blaufrankisch
88 points
$21.75
Dense aromas of buttery roasted cashew brittle, honeyed berries, and delicate herbs with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body a cranberry and cedar accented finish with firm tannins.
88 points $21.75
Walter Skoff 2011 Hochsulz Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$22
Complex aromas of mango, passionfruit, grapefruit and yellow pepper with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a round, tangy, earthy finish. Fun and flavorful.
Domaine Pöttelsdorf 2009 Attaché Burgenland
88 points
$23.99
Ruby black color. Aromas of stewed fruits, peppers and tomatoes with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy cranberry and toffee finish. A solid table wine to pair with roasted game.
88 points $23.99
Szigeti 2009  Pinot Noir Rosé Brut
88 points
$24.99
Salmon amber color. Aromas of orange and apricot custards with a frothy dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lime curd, apple tart and mineral driven finish. A lovely brut rosé for the table.
88 points $24.99
Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz 2011  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$25
Pale golden straw color. Bright aromas of honeyed grapefruit and green peppers with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with a nicely balanced citrus custard and mineral finish. A rock solid sauvignon to pair with Latin chicken dishes.
Müller 2011 Gottschelle Grüner Veltliner
88 points
$27
Aromas of toasted meringue and almond brittle with supple, dry medium-to-full body and a creamy, papaya and lime tart accented finish.
Hermann Moser 2010 Kellerterrassen Gebling Riesling
88 points
$27.50
Aromas of waxy apples and floral peaches with a supple fruity medium body and a tangy orange and earth accented finish. A solid riesling for scallops.
88 points $27.50
Walter Skoff 2010 Obegg Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$28
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of melon, kiwi, and lightly yeasty lemon muffin with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart pineapple and grassy finish. Very tasty; pair with grilled seafood.
Weingut Rotes Haus 2011 Nussberg Reserve Grüner Veltliner
88 points
$30
Lightly yeasty apple and pear cider aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy, orange and mineral accented finish. Excellent acidity for seafood.
Höpler 2008 Rosenberg Pinot Noir
88 points
$33.99
Aromas of pickling spices, peppercorns, roasted nuts and cherries with a supple dry medium body and a spiced apple and earth nuanced finish. A nice tangy pinot for pork and veal dishes.
88 points $33.99
Winzer Gregor Schup 2009 Specula No. 7 Chardonnay
88 points
$49.99
Deep old color. Rich buttercream, brown spices, cola, and nut brittle aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, earth pineapple and apple nut tart finish. A nicely styled oaky chardonnay.
88 points $49.99
Leo Hillinger 2007 Terrior Blaufrankisch
88 points
$69.99
Aromas of dried berries, nougat, and clay with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy cranberry, honeyed citrus, and earth finish with powdery tannins. A solid choice for grilled lamb or Latin steaks.
88 points $69.99
Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz 2011 Nussberg Weißer Marmor Riesling
88 points
$70
Aromas of dried apples, peaches, and pears with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp lemon spritzed apple and mineral finish. A dry, nicely poised riesling that will shine at the table.
Proidl 2011 Senftenberger Rameln Grüner Veltliner
87 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Mild kiwi custard tart and apple aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus, melon and grassy earth accented finish. A refreshing sipper or pair with spicy Asian fish dishes.
87 points $5.99 Best Buy
Domaine Pöttelsdorf 2009 Fass 2 Blaufrankisch
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Aromas of boysenberry jam, sandalwood, chocolate and baking spices with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy baked apple and orange accented finish. Lovely balanced and zesty style; pair with grilled pork and duck.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Der Pollerhof 2011 Frau Mayer Grüner Veltliner
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Aromas of green apples and honeyed lemons with a supple, dryish medium body and crisp, mineral accented finish. A nicely balanced sipper.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Hafner Family Estate 2010  Kosher Welschriesling Ice Wine
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of warm apricot-raisin compote and creamy meringue with a soft sweet fruity medium body and a sweet cream, apple, and earth accented finish.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Hafner Family Estate 2011  Neusiedlersee
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Aromas of perfume and peaches with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and honeyed apple and apricot finish. An attractive off dry sipper.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Proidl 2011 Sentfenberger Ehrenfels Riesling Vom Urgestein
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Aromas of honeyed pineapple cake and peach cobbler with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and spiced melon and apple accented finish. A tasty riesling that will be great with spicy Latin chicken and fish dishes.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Der Rebenhof 2009  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$16.99
Rich golden color. Aromas of spicy baked citrus, lychee and stone fruits with a hint of bubblegum. Soft and dryish medium-to-full bodied palate with a mix of savory carrot, gooseberry and grass notes on the zesty finish. Different; try with rabbit and pasta dishes.
87 points $16.99
Domaine Pöttelsdorf 2009 Vanessa Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$16.99
Earthy aromas of ink, clay, nougat, and sweet pickled tomatoes with a silky dryish medium-full body and a savory and honeyed cranberry finish with parchment-like tannins. An intriguing wine to pair with boar and game.
87 points $16.99
Lenz Moser 2009 Klosterkeller Siegendorf, Rot Burgenland
87 points
$16.99
Dark garnet black color. Aromas of raspberry tart, green peppercorn, and cream with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart cranberry, cedar, and savory tomato finish. A great choice for lasagna.
87 points $16.99
Umathum 2011 ROSA Burgenland
87 points
$19.90
Pale ruby nickel color. Aromas of toasted strawberry pastry, bee pollen, and nuts with a tangy, dry yet fruity medium body and a crisp Meyer lemon finish.
87 points $19.90
Ewald Gruber 2011 Hinter Holz Chardonnay
87 points
$24.87
Aromas of honey baked apples and nougat with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pineapple and orange accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $24.87
Biohof Pratsch 2011 Rotenpüllen Grüner Veltliner
87 points
$24.99
Pleasant honeyed apple and spice pear aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy lemon and pineapple accented finish. A great choice for spicy Middle Eastern chicken dishes.
87 points $24.99
Szigeti NV Cuvée Prestige Brut Austria
87 points
$29.99
Pale silvery salmon peach color. Aromas of berries and praline with a crisp, tart medium body and a citrus-berry pastry and dusty mineral accented finish. Pair with roasted turkey.
87 points $29.99
Johanneshof Reinisch 2010  Satzing Rotgipfler
87 points
$41.99
Golden color. Aromas of toasty praline and baked peach with a soft, dryish medium body and a honeyed toast, vanilla cream and baked apple finish. A nicely oaked sipper.
87 points $41.99
Winzer Gregor Schup 2009 Trockenbeerenauslese Rotgipfler
87 points
$79.99
Unusual aromas of cigar tobacco, oily roasted nut, sandalwood incense, clay, and craisins with a supple fruity sweet medium-to-full body and an earthy, savory and honeyed finish. Different, but very interesting; try with cigars.
87 points $79.99
Proidl 2011 Senftenberger "Burg" Grüner Veltliner
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Lovely aromas of melon, creme Anglaise, and fruit tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and tangy lime, starfruit, and grass snap on the refreshing finish. a zesty gruner to pair with spicy grilled chicken dishes.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Hermann Moser 2011 Per Due Grüner Veltliner
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Grassy earth, melon rind, lemon and pepper aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a racy, earthy accented finish. Nice varietal character and balance.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Dolle 2011 Gaisberg Riesling
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Lovely aromas of apricot, meringue and apple with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a melon and cream accented finish. A very nice everyday riesling for sipping or the table.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Hermann Moser 2011 Karmeliterberg Grüner Veltliner
86 points
$11
Best Buy
An attractive cornucopia of tropical fruit and delicate Asian spice aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed Meyer lemon and kiwi finish. A very pleasant sipper.
86 points $11 Best Buy
Zantho 2011  Grüner Veltliner
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Earthy flower bed, dried apple and citrus aromas and flavors with soft, oily dry light body and a melon, pepper, and steely mineral finish. Pair with oysters.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Hermann Moser 2011  Gelber Muskateller
86 points
$13.27
Best Buy
Aromas of dried flowers, citrus oil and peach pit with a crisp, tangy light body and a tangerine and dusty mineral finish. A piquant sipper.
86 points $13.27 Best Buy
Domaine Pöttelsdorf 2009 Baronesse Blaufrankisch
86 points
$15.99
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry, raspberry and grape jams with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a cedar, peppery spice, and apple skin accented finish with light dusty tannins. A nice sturdy red for the table.
86 points $15.99
Weingut Rotes Haus 2011 Nussberg Reserve, Gemischter Satz Wien
86 points
$18
Aromas and flavors of honey, nuts, and spiced apples with a soft, dryish light body and a tart citrus and earth accented finish. A dry table wine to try with oysters and grilled chicken.
Nittnaus 2009 Leithaberg DAC Blaufrankisch
86 points
$24.99
Nuanced aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, char-roasted nuts, and toasty cedar with a supple, dryish medium body and a currant and salted tomato accented finish. A rock solid red for pasta and meat dishes.
86 points $24.99
Biohof Pratsch 2011 Steinberg Grüner Veltliner
86 points
$29.99
Aromas of pineapple, guava and dried lime with a petillant dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy lemon-orange sorbet finish with laser-like acidity. A racy gruner for spicy shrimp dishes.
86 points $29.99
Höpler 2008 Trockenbeerenauslese Burgenland
86 points
$46.99
Interesting aromas of honey baked peach, lemongrass, and bay leaf with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a delicate raisin compote on toast finish. Pleasantly restrained.
86 points $46.99
Erwin Sabathi 2010 Merveilleux Chardonnay
86 points
$59.99
Bold roasted nut and baked apple aromas and flavors with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smoky, grilled pineapple and mineral finish. A brash oaky chardonnay for fans of the style.
86 points $59.99
Hermann Moser 2011 "Green Eyes" Grüner Veltliner
85 points
$7.50
Expressive aromas of white blossoms, peach, and citrus with a soft, dryish medium body and a crisp, Meyer lemon, leafy earth and mineral finish. A nice dry oyster wine.
85 points $7.50
Lenz Moser 2011 Pfiffikus Burgenland
85 points
$9.99
Aromas of floral apple and peach jellies with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a refreshing lemon and grassy earth finish. A nice, dry table wine.
85 points $9.99
Müller 2011 Kremser Kogl Grüner Veltliner
85 points
$16
Aromas of honeyed fruits, peas and beets with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and melon, lemon, pepper and earth finish.
Leo Hillinger 2010  Pinot Blanc Reserve
85 points
$39.99
Rich golden yellow color. Aromas of baked apples and spicy nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and lightly oxidized oak notes of caramelized nuts, baked citrus, and grassy earth. Serve with poultry with cream or butter sauces.
85 points $39.99
Winzer Gregor Schup 2003 Eichkogel Ernte Thermenregion
85 points
$89.99
Dull ruby color with a orange brick rim. Aromas of dried cherries, pipe tobacco, nougat and clay with a soft, dryish medium body and a gamey, marinated mushroom and drying earthy finish. An interesting older red that will be good with rabbit stew.
85 points $89.99
Hafner Family Estate 2011 Kosher/Organic "Queen of Sheba", Red Late Harvest Burgenland
84 points
$10.49
Aromas of marinated beets and honeyed blackberries with a silky, fruity medium body and a crunchy apple tart, spice, and dusty tannin finish.
84 points $10.49
Hafner Family Estate 2009 Kosher Barrique Blaufrankisch
84 points
$10.49
Aromas of jammy stewed berries and toffee with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a rhubarb pie, apple core, and dried citrus finish with grassy tannins. Pair with burgers.
84 points $10.49
Winzer Krems 2011 Ried Sandgrube Grüner Veltliner
84 points
$11.90
Mango gelato, lemon curd and delicate spice aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart green apple and leafy earth finish. A very dry gruner for mussels.
84 points $11.90
Zantho 2010  St. Laurent
84 points
$12
Garnet color. Cocoa dusted cherry aromas with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart craisin and nut finish.
Hafner Family Estate 2009 Kosher Reserve Pinot Noir
84 points
$12.99
Aromas of mulberries, plums, apple sauce with a soft, dryish medium body and a touch of tomato, pepper, and chalk on the finish. A slightly rustic pinot to pair with boar and rabbit.
84 points $12.99
Lenz Moser 2011 Prestige Grüner Veltliner
84 points
$12.99
Aromas of pineapple-coconut sorbet, nuts, and grassy earth with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a melon rind, grass and lime finish. A solid quaffer.
84 points $12.99
Der Rebenhof 2011  Muskateller
84 points
$14.99
Aromas of green nectarines and apple yogurt with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a flower patch and tart citrus accented finish.
84 points $14.99
Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz 2011 Wiener Gemischter Satz Wien
84 points
$18
Aromas of honeyed nectarine, earth, and delicate spiced nuts with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a crisp, apple core and lemon finish. A refreshing white that will be great with spicy fish dishes.
Hermann Moser 2010 Fortissimo Grüner Veltliner
84 points
$20
Bright tropical citrus, gooseberry jam, and yellow pepper aromas are reminiscent of sauvignon blanc with a soft, dryish medium body and melon rind and grass earth finish.
Weingut Rücker 2011 3 Lagen Grüner Veltliner
84 points
$59.99
Mild aromas of yams, praline and dried pear with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a melon sorbet and mineral finish.
84 points $59.99
Zantho 2011  Muskat Ottonel
83 points
$12
Mildly floral, lychee and peach aromas with a dryish light body and a lemon pith and dusty chalk eraser finish.
Lenz Moser 2011 Siegendorf 11 1/2 Weissburgunder
83 points
$14.99
Very pale silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon curd and soap with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very tart candied lime peel and earth finish. A taut lemony white to serve with oysters.
83 points $14.99
Szigeti NV Rosé Brut Austria
83 points
$27.99
Brassy pale garnet color. Aromas of roasted raspberries and nuts with a crisp, frothy, dryish medium body and a tart currant and grassy earth finish. A sturdy sparkler for the table.
83 points $27.99
Biohof Pratsch 2011 Rotenpüllen Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$29.99
Pale golden silver color. Mild aromas of citrus and straw with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart, tannic lemon, grass and peach pit finish.
83 points $29.99
Hafner Family Estate 2008 Kosher Dornröschen Burgenland
81 points
$22.99
Earthy nut brittle, coffee bean, and currant aromas with tart dry medium body and raw cranberry bush and hay finish with coating tannins.
81 points $22.99
Nittnaus 2011 Obere Wies Sauvignon Blanc
80 points
$14.99
Smoky mineral, baked guava and passionfruit aromas with a soft, dryish medium body and an oily, grilled citrus, hay and melon rind finish.
80 points $14.99
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