Carlisle makes great reds at fair prices, but they also make a variety of whites as well.  Gruner Veltliner is the grape of Austria, but this is a bit of a different take from California.  Light green/gold in color.  The nose is interesting.  It has pineapple, asparagus and minerals.  Deep and interesting and clean.  On the palate, the pineapple carries thru a bit on the attack.  The asparagus and minerals pick up from there.  Nice slightly oily texture.  Then some citrus/lime on the finish.  Very refreshing but more than just that.  Very food friendly.  Consumed over two nights, it was probably a bit more interesting on night 2.  That said, the freshness is so lovely, that it should probably be drunk in the next few years.  It would be interesting to try one with some age on it however.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2016

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