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Under that name and label I believe that's named as such just for Europe? But it's $5 crap either way.

That's a good possibility. The Napa section in the average store is small and includes tons of crap that isn't worth packing to ship. I know the same thing happens in reverse, but this is terrible. Of anyone is looking for a bottle to hold onto, grab something Austrian. We have the only region the Grüner Veltliner is grown and it's getting popular world-wide. The problem is that we export a small percentage outside of Austria. Not too many places in the US import Austrian wine as it's difficult to get.

That being said, if you live in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico or Arizona, let me know! I'll be there in a couple of weeks and I'd be happy to bring extra bottles.

You sure it's not grown in Slovakia, Hungary, and maybe Czech? I could be wrong but I think it is. Granted, it's probably not up to a Domäne Wachau but I do think folks are making some there.
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You sure it's not grown in Slovakia, Hungary, and maybe Czech? I could be wrong but I think it is. Granted, it's probably not up to a Domäne Wachau but I do think folks are making some there.

I haven't seen any of these countries export it, though they hve the climate for it. They always had their own local grapes, so if they have the Grüner Veltliner (which I admit is possible), it's probably not the preferred grape of the region. I've sampled the native wines of these regions and it's never been mentioned. In fact, they're proud of their own grapes that don't get the recognition that they deserve.
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You sure it's not grown in Slovakia, Hungary, and maybe Czech? I could be wrong but I think it is. Granted, it's probably not up to a Domäne Wachau but I do think folks are making some there.

I haven't seen any of these countries export it, though they hve the climate for it. They always had their own local grapes, so if they have the Grüner Veltliner (which I admit is possible), it's probably not the preferred grape of the region. I've sampled the native wines of these regions and it's never been mentioned. In fact, they're proud of their own grapes that don't get the recognition that they deserve.

Also getting played with in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. I had one from a Washington winery this year but can't remember which one.

http://pinterest.com/thobu/gruner-veltliner-from-around-the-world-except-aust/
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My new wife and I are taking a few days honeymoon and driving down the west coast and back in about a week. We'd really like to stop at as many wineries as we can, but I'm not familiar with the Washington or Oregon wine community. Can anyone suggest any out-of-the-park great wineries we should check out? Route isn't planned yet so I'm open to anything, really.
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My new wife and I are taking a few days honeymoon and driving down the west coast and back in about a week. We'd really like to stop at as many wineries as we can, but I'm not familiar with the Washington or Oregon wine community. Can anyone suggest any out-of-the-park great wineries we should check out? Route isn't planned yet so I'm open to anything, really.

Congrats on getting married.

It's really hard to make these recommendations not knowing your tastes. Here is a great website full of maps: http://www.winesnw.com/index.html I've not done Oregon yet but I would do the Willamette Valley. It has a couple regions but is only about 100 miles long. I would probably start out in the Dundee Hills (I've heard there's some great B&B and boutique hotel lodging) and some of my favorite Oregon wineries, like Domaine Drouhin, Penner-Ash, The Eyrie, Domaine Serene, Argyle, Durant. You could wander up to Yamhill. If you do make sure to hit Ken Wright, Alexanna, Soter, and Elk Cove.

Enjoy.
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Cristom.  May need a reso.

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My new wife and I are taking a few days honeymoon and driving down the west coast and back in about a week. We'd really like to stop at as many wineries as we can, but I'm not familiar with the Washington or Oregon wine community. Can anyone suggest any out-of-the-park great wineries we should check out? Route isn't planned yet so I'm open to anything, really.

Quilceda Creek
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I'd check out Cadence in WA.  Not the best tasting exp, but better wine than QC.  Need a reso.  I think the winery is in the Seattle area, lots of great restaurants, places to see here.  Eastern WA is really hot this time of year.

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Thanks!

Yeah, I'm really happy. Been together for 8 years, lived together for 3, and have known each other since we were kids. Closer to her today than ever.

To be honest we just want to get out and enjoy ourselves. She lost her grandmother to cancer on Monday and my dad had a heart attack like two months ago.

Srsly though. Appreciate it piob, I know you're a connoisseur. Lots of faith in your opinion.
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They guy on the left was a decent Syrah. It seemed to lack the earth that I generally like in most Syrahs. The cheapo pinot on the right was pretty good for $15. I was curious. It was a little stinky and had a long finish. I was happy with it.
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Went to zachys in Scarsdale. Found a bottle of me sb on sale for 40. Got that and a rose from pampellonne
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That's a good price for the ME as I think it's $36 on the mailing list these days.
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smile.gif. Going to celebrate after finals. Is domaine tempier that hard to come by? I called a few stores but no luck. They all said it pretty much sells instantly. Hate having to pay for shipping
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smile.gif. Going to celebrate after finals. Is domaine tempier that hard to come by? I called a few stores but no luck. They all said it pretty much sells instantly. Hate having to pay for shipping

i've seen it at a number of places, but I'm guessing the day I go to buy one will be the day I can't find any.
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tempier was $39 in Santa Cruz, which is high but I paid it ...
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