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If my notes are correct, the two Domprobst Auslesen released to the US take the #11 and #14 numberings. I did get a chance to try #11 at the estate in 2017, loved it, and also ordered the #14 (without being able to taste it) because the #11 was so inspiring, and #14 is supposed to be a touch more concentrated. I'm gonna wager it will be a great bottle to age for at least a decade. The 2016 vintage was both awesome and elegant at Weingut Willi Schaefer, and right now if you're not snapping these bottles up at 2017 prices, I don't know if we have anything else to talk about. Cari Bernard
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Sourced from vineyards around the town of Dürnstein, on more gravelly, sandy, alluvial soils in contrast to the more stony meager soils further up slope. Grüner Veltliner is known for being very food-friendly, and this could clearly hold up to difficult pairings like steamed artichokes or ham-studded pea soup and would be fantastic with practically anything from Wiener schnitzel to Thai food to fresh salads. Cari Bernard
Grapes from vines on Gneiss soils, between 20-40 years in age, gently basket-pressed, spontaneously fermented with no temperature control, and left to age in 2500L oak casks (with periodic racking) for around 18 months before bottling. Cari Bernard
Pale pink in the glass, the nose hints at a stony minerality confirmed on the palate. This blend of Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Pinot Noir is crisp with scintillating acidity and flavors of fresh green and red strawberries, Seville orange, white raspberries, white stone, and lemon juice. A touch more giving than the 2017 vintage, and still incredibly brisk! Cari Bernard
It's hard to imagine a better deal than this full liter of organic Grüner, perennially one of our favorites. Stony, dry, bright, and lifted with notes of citrus oil, nectarine skin, and a touch of saline minerality on the finish. CB
Am Berg is back! Younger vines grown on loess soils closer to the village of Feuersbrunn. A fantastic entry-level Grüner, fresh and fruity, but not at all flabby; creamy but with a saline cut; with waves of white flowers, young ginger, lemon zest, mango and apricot. Cari Bernard
The Schaefer family still only farms 4.2 hectares, the majority of which tower behind their hometown of Graach (2 ha on Domprobst, 2 ha on Himmelreich), as well as .2 ha on the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, all in total, they work over 100 separate parcels. Graacher Himmelreich (Kingdom of Heaven) is home to Devonian slate soils (blue/gray) with a south/southwest exposition; the Himmelreich and its neighboring vineyard the Domprobst both have access to a unique network of underground water veins that bring a cooling element and much needed support to the vines on this fairly warm site. Grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed whole cluster, and spontaneously ferment and age in old Fuder. In contrast to the incredibly low yields of 2017, 2018 was practically a bumper crop (I exaggerate). Green clover, gardenia, peach skin and apricot stone waft in on the nose, and the palate hints at the warmth of the vintage with notes of fruity nectarine, creamy mango, Fuji apple, balanced with tangy acidity and white florals on the finish. Cari Bernard
Rhini has similar terroir to the Talrain vineyard (limestone and iron-rich clay), located mid-slope on a large hill. Grapes are hand-harvested, undergo spontaneous fermentation in wood followed by two years of aging in barrique (30% new oak). Many of the barrels in use are from a cooperage in Franken. Salty raspberry seeds, herbs and incredibly grounding earthiness with just enough texture from the oak, vibrant red berries, juicy cherries, balanced by elegant acidity. Enjoy now or put down for ten years. Cari Bernard
The Talrain vineyard is home to vines upwards of 50 years in age, planted on iron-rich clay and limestone, at about 500m above sea-level. Grapes are hand selected and ferment spontaneously before spending close to two years in a mix of barrique and large wooden barrels, 20% of which are new oak. Savory herbs and raspberry on the nose, the palate has a beautiful dark minerality and length, with earthy, meaty, dark-fruited tones and deftly-integrated oak. A richer style of German Pinot Noir that has a lot of life ahead of it. Cari Bernard