Franz Haas

Franz Hirtzberger

Smaragd Honivogl Grüner Veltliner 2009

Aged Smaragd from a great producer.As good as it gets. — 15 days ago

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Franz Hirtzberger

Ried Kirchweg Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2011

Classic Gruner from a top producer. White pepper and radish right up front, followed by fruit and acid. Killer bottle. — 2 months ago

Paolo Scavino

Sorriso Langhe Chardonnay Blend 2018

An unexpected treat. Recommendation from @Geoff Franz. Acidity and fruit notes of viognier rounded out with chardonnay & sauvignon blanc. Delicious & well-balanced, if a bit clean and lacking in mystery. A steal at 15$. — 2 months ago

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Franz Künstler

Hochheimer Kirchenstück Spätlese Riesling 1998

Served double-blind. The wine appears as a deep golden color. Medium+ viscosity. The nose is a fascinating combination of intense honey suckle, orange blossom, coriander, candied oranges, and candied nuts. The palate follows suit with more honey suckle, citrus blossom and a slight nutty characteristic. There is definitely some residual sugar here. There is really good acid keeping everything afloat. The finish is long and short of cloying. Really impressive texture. Based on the color and the somewhat oxidative notes, I figured this had at least 10-15 years of age on it. I vacillated between Sauternes and Riesling…ultimately calling Sauternes from Barsac (feeling as though this was more Semillon than Sauvignon Blanc). I chose, poorly. But the wine is good and it positively begs for spicy Asian food. — a month ago

Alex, Andrew and 15 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Feuervogel Silvaner 2019

First bottle was corked, @Geoff Franz saved the day with a replacement. Mineral, muted nose. Needs time/air. — 15 days ago

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Geoff, Ira and 11 others liked this

Franz Hirtzberger

Rotes Tor Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2016

Loved this over several nights, exuberant and exotic with zip and phenolics to hold everything up. Apricot, pineapple, racing citrus notes, mushrooms, candied ginger, saffron, white tea, herbs. — 2 months ago

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Franz Künstler

Tradition Spätburgunder 2014

Vanillehörnchen in der Farbe von Cherry Coke. — 24 days ago

Franz Weninger

Ponzichter Pinot Noir Zweigelt

Earthy but develops into more juicy flavors. Metalic-y? But in a good way. Cranberry juice in consistency and flavor as it warms up (in that dry but juicy way) — a month ago

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