- Basic info: PFAFFL, Gruner Veltliner “Vom Haus”, Niederösterreich, Austria – 2016
- Type: White
- Price estimate: $18 (? Weekly Tasting pack, so I’m not certain)
- Look: Pale straw in color with minimal legs, even when warm.
- Smell: Apple and vanilla. Not much smell to this one and I *think* I got those two smells, but in retrospect I might have wanted to smell those.
- Taste: Under ripe peach, salt, lime and white grape. (Yes, seriously, white grape)
- Conclusions: This was a pretty amazing wine. It was light and clean tasting, but there was a lot going on in it. This was a wine you could drink and ignore as you sat and chatted (which is what we did the first night we opened it with a friend) or ponder as you sip it as I did the next time we had it.
- Other notes: I think this wine goes on the list of favorites – right there with the Soter Pino Noir and Decoy or Haywood Zinfandels. It is that good.
- From the bottle: “This classic, crisp and fine fruity Gruner Veltliner has a good pinch of black pepper. A great house wine that is incredibly versatile.” 12% alcohol by volume.
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