Franchere

Havlin Vineyard Grüner Veltliner

9.214 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grüner Veltliner
Asian Cuisine, Chili & Hot Spicy, Blue Cheese, Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Chris DeBarr

Lovely mind zapper, as it is a delicate Gruner made with a Loire ideal, influenced by Vouvray & Muscadet.

Carrying a heft due to extended time 'sur lie' that lets the lingering mid-palate take on some oomph, this Gruner crackles with coastal scents, a hit of salinity, and a lively electricity from the native yeast, freshened acidity, and savory seaweed flavors that holler for seafood!

I'm thinking crab & chanterelles frittata, laced with bacon and cheese and a lazy brunch as a relaxed pairing to this gem.

Only 22 cases for the inaugural effort, but Mike Franchere (who is 6th generations deep into Oregon history!) will make more Gruner from these vineyards, and it'll be a stroke of luck for all of us to enjoy these bottles.

Lovely mind zapper, as it is a delicate Gruner made with a Loire ideal, influenced by Vouvray & Muscadet.

Carrying a heft due to extended time 'sur lie' that lets the lingering mid-palate take on some oomph, this Gruner crackles with coastal scents, a hit of salinity, and a lively electricity from the native yeast, freshened acidity, and savory seaweed flavors that holler for seafood!

I'm thinking crab & chanterelles frittata, laced with bacon and cheese and a lazy brunch as a relaxed pairing to this gem.

Only 22 cases for the inaugural effort, but Mike Franchere (who is 6th generations deep into Oregon history!) will make more Gruner from these vineyards, and it'll be a stroke of luck for all of us to enjoy these bottles.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Kenny Monroe

This is everything I want to drink. A little off dry in the best way. Pretty one note but delicious.

This is everything I want to drink. A little off dry in the best way. Pretty one note but delicious.

May 22nd, 2020
Lisa Soboleski

Open air, NYC

Open air, NYC

Sep 28th, 2019
Sarah Minnick

Cheese, rye & toast.

Cheese, rye & toast.

Sep 4th, 2019
Scott Vignos

122 case effort from Mike Franchere. This site sits in the Van Duzer corridor and is washed over by cold sea air nightly. The wine reflects a distinct saline character but is full-bodied with beeswax and apple blossom aromas moving to salty, yuzu-like primary flavors. I dig. Fun site and good wine.

122 case effort from Mike Franchere. This site sits in the Van Duzer corridor and is washed over by cold sea air nightly. The wine reflects a distinct saline character but is full-bodied with beeswax and apple blossom aromas moving to salty, yuzu-like primary flavors. I dig. Fun site and good wine.

Apr 28th, 2017
romo

Oregon Grüner.

Oregon Grüner.

Jun 28th, 2016
Samantha Chulick

Samantha had this 6 years ago

Samantha had this 6 years ago

Jan 13th, 2015
Douglass Ruth

Douglass had this 8 months ago

Douglass had this 8 months ago

Jan 12th, 2020
Brian Snyder

Brian had this a year ago

Brian had this a year ago

Sep 23rd, 2019
m neely

m had this 2 years ago

m had this 2 years ago

Jun 23rd, 2018