With a dinner tonight of Thai mango salad and green curry:
2004 Jamek Grüner Veltliner Federspiel "Stein am Rain"
color: golden yellow tinged with green
nose: white pepper, gree peas, honey and flowers
palate: initially, a bit oxidized, later turning into tropical fruit and
Surprisingly, this wine was quite a heavyweight for a Federspiel, but
stood up beautifully to the food. It was listed as 12% ABV, but seemed
on a par with several Smaragd GVs that I've had over the past few years.
All in all, a beautiful wine that I wish I had more of.
I wish that I could tell you. There was no pricetag on the bottle
and I don't record purchase price in my database. In fact, I'm not even
sure where I got this bottle, as it lacked a Sam's sticker. I'd guess
that it was a case-filler from either CSW or Crush, but that's the best
I can do. From my own attitude, I know that I wouldn't have paid more
than $20 for a Federspiel GV.