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May 2015

The Terry Theise Estate Selections 2014 Austria Vintage Report is In!

I’m glad to be able to endorse the best of this vintage, because it looked pretty doubtful going in, and it wasn’t helped when the first grower I visited said it was “a catastrophe, the worst vintage I’ve ever had.” So, like, sheesh….it would be a long nine days. But I came home happy and relieved.

2014 is a fine to excellent vintage for which no apology needs at all to be made. Rather the opposite: the growers ought to be stoked by the dynamism, torque and energy of (especially) their top wines, the ones that sometimes collapse under their own weight, the bruisers that exceed 14% alc in normal years, and which are absolutely bloody gorgeous in 2014. It is well worth trading up to the top wines, and cherishing their intense concentrated flavors – mineral, herbs, mint, aloe. I’m not looking for silver linings here; I really like this vintage for Grüner Veltliner especially, almost as much as I like 2013.

Read the entire 2014 Austria Vintage Report here

 

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SKURNIK'S 'BIG 3' ROSÉ WINES

Our 2014 Rosé wines from Bieler Père et Fils, Château du Rouët, and Mas de Gourgonnier. These wines will all be shipping from Open Stock, NOT as pre-orders, and can be ordered through your sales rep or our order board.

We are receiving more wine than ever from all of these estates as to keep up with the continually growing demand. Château du Rouët arrives mid-February and the others in March and April. And if the quality reports are true, these 2014s should be absolutely delicious. Now we just have to wait for the sun… Santé!

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TERRY THEISE ESTATE SELECTIONS: 2015 AUSTRIA REGIONS & PROFILES

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TERRY THEISE ESTATE SELECTIONS: 2015 GERMANY REGIONS & PROFILES

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