Fiddlehead 2014 Grüner Veltliner

Sta. Rita Hills AVA
90 Points — Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Sta. Rita Hills AVA
100% Grüner Veltliner
34% Stainless Steel, 66% French Oak
Cases Produced

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.

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