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Carlisle Gruner Veltliner Sonoma Mountain Steiner Vineyard 2014

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88-89 points Robert Parker: I'll just briefly summarize the 2014s. It was the earliest vintage ever for Mike Officer and probably he'll beat that early harvest record in 2015. In this case, he was finished by October 6, which was a first, and it will be interesting to see if he eclipses that in 2015, which was looking even earlier. The production levels were relatively abundant for Mike Officer and the wines fruit-forward, although softer and less reserved than some of the 2013s... The only white wine, the Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard, makes an appearance in 2014, and it's another beauty -- it's crisp and the only wine in bottle... If you already know what Mike Officer does, and the style of his wines, you won't be disappointed in his 2014s. You may even like them as much as any vintage, given the fact that this year shows a lot of up-front fruit and charm. (Oct 2015)

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Varietal: Grüner Veltliner
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88-89 points Robert Parker: I'll just briefly summarize the 2014s. It was the earliest vintage ever for Mike Officer and probably he'll beat that early harvest record in 2015. In this case, he was finished by October 6, which was a first, and it will be interesting to see if he eclipses that in 2015, which was looking even earlier. The production levels were relatively abundant for Mike Officer and the wines fruit-forward, although softer and less reserved than some of the 2013s... The only white wine, the Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard, makes an appearance in 2014, and it's another beauty -- it's crisp and the only wine in bottle... If you already know what Mike Officer does, and the style of his wines, you won't be disappointed in his 2014s. You may even like them as much as any vintage, given the fact that this year shows a lot of up-front fruit and charm. (Oct 2015)

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