Krems, Austria (Niederösterreich); 12.5% ABV; screw cap
$4 at the Oakland, CA, store on 3 Sep
We don’t often see Grüner Veltliners at the GO, so I happily grabbed this one after the wine steward assured me that it was not too old. This fairly full-bodied but crisp white wine shows flavors of medium ripe yellow apple and lemon, tart green apple, a little white pepper, and a slightly chalky minerality. Maybe you could say it has some weariness of age, but is not at all too old. It’s not the most complex wine, but still pretty tasty for the price, especially if you’re a fan of the varietal.