Inspire Moore Grüner Veltliner 2015: $13 Good+

The Inspire Moore Winery “Rhythm” Grüner Veltliner (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $13 [Good+] is not as quaffable and refreshing as the 2014, but it is solid and well-made, with good apple and mineral flavors.

Light lemon in color, the nose is initially sulfury and raw.  It needs some air.  Light apple-y fruit, anise, white pepper and strong chalky mineral accents eventually emerge.  Medium bodied, dry, with tangy peppery acidity, balance is OK.  Medium intense flavors of granny smith apple, white pepper and hints of anise are inflected with a strong chalky mineral accent.  The finish is peppery with a good deal of smoky/chalky mineral and average length.  March 2016


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