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June 2014

The Terry Theise Estate Selections 2013 Austria Vintage Report is In!

No reason to be coy. For Riesling and Grüner Veltliner this is a classic vintage, a serious candidate for Greatness, and the best young crop I’ve tasted since the 1999s. Often there’s a shadow side even to superb vintages, an issue or a common flaw. But not these. I really can find no fault with them. They give me every single thing I could ever desire from Austrian wines. They are almost gushingly fragrant; they arrive like morning birds, trilling and alive. They’re sappy, as though you could squeeze chlorophyll from them. They’re driven by clarity, fruit and terroir. They’re focused and full of substance. They have moderate alcohol! They’re clean and hale and chipper, from the little wee ones in Liters to the very great ones from the top sites.

Read the entire 2013 Austria Vintage Report here


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FALL 2014


The Fall 2014 Terry Theise Estate Selections offer has been released and the time is NOW to start planning for the Fall season. We’re very excited about the vintage as a whole; the 2013 Austrian vintage is already being hailed as a classic vintage and one of the best in the last 20 years. The German vintage is also very strong, with dramatic, compact and high acid wines from great growers in the Nahe, Pfalz, Mosel, Rheingau and Rheinhessen.

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