Stephen Reustle’s estate sur lie aging program for Grüner is named hefeabzug, which in Austria refers to aging on the lees. That approach bevels the edges on the acid profile while still offering amazing balance and appreciation for the fruit notes of kiwi, casaba melon and white nectarine with fascinating secondary hints of chamomile, honeysuckle and white pepper. Awards: Cascadia International (best white/double gold), San Francisco Chronicle (gold), Critics Challenge International (gold), Monterey International (gold), Sunset International (gold) American Fine Wine Invitational (gold), Toast of the Coast (gold), Sommelier Challenge International (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 99 points
Production: 430 cases