2003 Salomon Undhof Grüner Veltliner Von Stein "Reserve"
According to importer Terry Theise: "Nearly entirely from the great Steiner Hund, this is the GrüVe of this offering and the only 2003 Grüner Veltliner I tasted that could honestly be called great. A fabulous aroma: pure, naked, rugged Urgestein, deeply smoky, like a pepper-cured bacon. Cajun GrüVe! Birchy, a glory of secret-sweetness and a quality of ancient fiery stone, primordial. This is important wine, this seething groan of old stones. Don't even think of missing it. ++ " According to the Wine Spectator: "Tropical and green peach flavors dominate. Medium- to full-bodied, with notes of lemon meringue and spice on the finish. Drink now. 200 cases made." (05/05)