Perman Wine Selections Newsletter – 8/3/11

Hello!

I’m back from vacation and got some very good news today from one of my favorite distributors.

As is often the case in the business, this distributor wanted to clear out some of the last few bottles and cases of several wines to make room for some upcoming arrivals. The list consists of some excellent Austrian, German, Italian and French wines. Some of these wines are good drinkers now, but several will be excellent candidates for the cellar.

This Saturday, August 6th, I will be opening a bottle each of 14 different wines that I have selected from this list. All wines will be available for purchase at a one-time low sale price. The prices are only good through this Saturday.

The cost of the tasting is $10 per person, and it will run from 11 am till 4 pm. Since I am only opening one bottle each, this limits the amount of people that can attend to 14. Please RSVP to secure your spot. This is not a sit down tasting, rather a casual, pop-in tasting. You will probably need 20 minutes to taste through the line-up

Because many of you probably won’te be able to attend I have listed the wines I am offering below. If you would like to purchase any of the wines please send me your request. I will give those attending first priority to purchase, the left over wines will then be used to fill orders from the requests.

Since this is primarily Austrian and German wine, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about these two great wine countries. It is rare to get an opportunity to taste some of the top wines from these producers.

I may even add a couple of bonus wines – just in case you didn’t have enough incentive!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you Saturday,
Craig

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2009 HEIDI SCHROCK GELBER MUSKATELLER

Gelber Muskateller is also known as Dry Muscat, and it is all the rage in Austria right now. I featured this on the Six for $120 in the past, it is drinking perfectly right now!

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $22 BTL.

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N.V. SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG BRUT RESERVE

Austria makes some fantastic sparkling wines. Different than Champagne, but sometime as expensive. Gobelsburg’s Brut is absolutely breathtaking. A blend of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Pinot Noir.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $31 BTL.

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2008 SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG RIESLING “TRADITION”

One of the great Dry Riesling’s from Austria! It is also an attempt to produce wines like they have at Schloss Gobeslburg for hundreds of years. Crushed with tree presses, fermentation in old oak casks without temperature control and several rackings until the juice is clear. The result is an epic Dry Riesling that is capable of long-term aging. Don’t miss this Dry Riesling fanatics.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $48 BTL.

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2009 SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG GRÜNER VELTLINER “LAMM”

Lamm is one of the great vineyard sites of the Kamptal. Gobelsburg always makes one of the best versions. Lamm produces a concentrated style that can last and last. It helps the 2009 was also a fantastic vintage for this vineyard.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $56 BTL.

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2009 HIRSCH GRÜNER VELTLINER “LAMM”

How cool is it that you will be able to taste two producers “Lamm” Grüner Veltliner side by side? My meeting in May with Johannes Hirsch was memorable, as his wines exude complexity and elegance while at the same time being site specific. Can’t wait to do the comparison myself!

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $48 BTL.

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2007 SATTLER ZWEIGELT RESERVE

Wait, there are red wines in Austria? Yes, and darn good ones at that. Erich Sattler is a Zweigelt “Jedi” located in the Neusiedlersee region. Zweigelt can be a light, fruity red meant for early consumption. It can also be like this wine, a voluptuous, Syrah-like delicacy that exudes mineral, fruit and lots of personality. This is a must try at this price.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $30 BTL.

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2009 GEIL MUSKATELLER TROCKEN

Always a great value Dry Muscat, Geil is located in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. A ripe version full of citrus fruit and spice. A perfect BYOB wine for Thai, Chinese or Japanese restaurants.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $14 BTL.

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2009 MÜLLER-CATOIR RIESLING TROCKEN

A great name in the Pfalz region. I love the dry, fruity and steely profile of this excellent Riesling. If I could sell Dry Riesling like this at this price point all the time, I’m sure I could convert the masses.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $22 BTL.

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2009 SELBACH-OSTER RIESLING SPÅTLESE “GRAACHER DOMPROBST”

Can’t believe there was any of this left, although only a few bottles. Selbach-Oster made legendary ’09’s, and this is one of the greatest vineyards of the Mosel. You can drink it now, but really this will age for another two decades.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $27 BTL.

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2008 MERKELBACH RIESLING SPÅTLESE “ÜRZIGER WÜRZGARTEN”

A perennial favorite producer from the Mosel, who happens to have a great parcel in the famed Würzgarten vineyard. There is a clarity to this wine that is hard to believe. Drink it now, drink it in another two decades.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $19 BTL.

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2009 MEULENHOF RIESLING AUSLESE “WEHLENER SONNENUHR”

Another “Grand Cru” vineyard site, Wehlner Sonnenuhr is about as famous as it gets. Perfect exposure and age-worthy wines come from here. Meulenhof has always been a great value, and this vintage is one of his best ever. Let’s just call this awesome and leave it at that. If you have a baby born in ’09, you may want to stock up on this for their 21st birthday! Although I only got 12 bottles, one of which we are drinking!

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $26 BTL.

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2009 KÖFERERHOF RIESLING

From the Isarco Valley in Northeast Italy, I had a chance to visit the estate in May. Just used this at a Riesling tasting, and it was a huge hit. This is a DRY Riesling, but with the intense ripeness of the ’09, it has waves of fruit that is gently fading into a good touch of minerality. This will evolve over the next 3-5 years nicely. Don’t miss this.

INQUIRE/ NORMALLY $33 BTL.

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2006 DEI VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO

Caterina Dei is among the elite producers of the Tuscan appellation called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Their clone of Sangiovese called Prugnolo Gentile is a touch more floral than neighboring appellations. The ’06 is drinking perfectly right now, and I scooped up the last 7 bottles they had. This is priced like the Rosso, but it is way more complex!

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $26 BTL.

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2008 BRUNO CLAVELIER VOSNE-ROMANÉE “BEAUX MONTS,” PREMIER CRU

Last but certainly not least is a must-buy for any Burgundy fan. I haven’t seen this good of a price on a top Premier Cru Vosne-Romanée in a long time. Especially since the 2008 is so good and Bruno Clavelier is an awesome producer. This producer used to sell off all their fruit, but for over a couple decades has been producing estate wine. They have been practicing Biodynamics for just over a decade. Let’s just say that if Calvelier had Grand Cru vineyards, he would be considered among the elite of Burgundy. This is a wine for the cellar, but heck, we will try it anyway on Saturday.

INQUIRE / NORMALLY $117 BTL.

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