Had a Glass: 2009 Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter Grüner Veltliner Grooner

Source: http://www.grooner.com/

Where: Judas Goat
Price: $9/glass; $45/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 165% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: A huge markup, but mainly because it’s so cheap to begin with. Great find by the restaurant.

Vintage: 2009
Producer: Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter
Variety: Grüner Veltliner
Designation: Grooner
Region: Austria
Sub-region: Kremstal, Niederösterreich
ABV: 12%
Price: $17 (BC LDB), $17 (EW),

He says: A simple, well-balanced quaffer that goes well with Judas Goat’s beet salad. The wine has a strong floral element, with some mid-palate sweetness that really shines against an acidic salad dressing. I enjoyed this.

She says: A bit too much flower-power for my liking.  What can I say, the Riesling wins for me despite the food pairing issue.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, pale lemon green
Smells like: Clean, youthful, med- intensity, green apple, floral
Tastes like: Dry, med acidity, med body, med intensity, apple, citrus, lime, floral, med+ length, med+ alcohol
Summary: Good, Ready to Drink/Drink now

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★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.