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WTN: Two New Solminers...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Wed May 30, 2018 11:23 am

We tried Mon night two of the new Solminers:
5. Solminer GrunerVeltliner DeLandaVnyd/LosOlivosDist (12.8%; 48 cs; www.Solminer.com) Anna&David
DeLaski/Lompoc 2017
: Med.yellow color; very fragrant GV/floral/peach/bit white pepper lovely aromatic nose;
fairly tart very spicy/GV/floral/bit white pepper slight earthy/chalky bright/zippy flavor; very long
perfumed/GV/floral/peach/light white pepper bit chalky/mineral finish; speaks strongly of a Federspiel-level
GV; a step above the Ott AmBreg but not as intense as the IngridGrois GV; one of the better expressions of
GV in Calif. $30.00
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6. Solminer Gelber Muskateller DeLandaVnyd/LosOlivosDist (100% Muscat Canelli; 13%; 36 cs) 2017: Light yellow
color; very fragrant muscatty/cheap hair oil/floral/grapey bit candied nose; very tart very floral/muscatty/
cheap hair oil/slight pineapple/candied light chalky dry flavor; strong muscatty/floral/bit spicy light
chalky finish; loads of Muscat/grapey character w/ no trace of bitterness; reminds more of Alsatian Muscat.
$30.00

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More twitprattle from TheBloodyPulpit:
3. Solminer: This is the wnry of David & Anna DeLaski, whose DeLanda vnyd is on the southern outskirts of LosOlivos.
They now have a tasting room in LosOlivos down by the flagpole. With a background making wines in Austria,
their focus is on Austrian-style wines...Gruner/Riesling/Muscat/Blaufrankisch. They also make Syrah and Pinot
in a more restrained/elegant style. The wines are made over in Lompoc by Steve Clifton. Very good wines
from great folks.
GelberMuskateler is the Austrian name for Muscat a Petits Grains, also known as Muscat Canelli. The less
common muscat is Muscat of Alexandria, from France & Spain. Most Muscat in Calif is Muscat Canelli. Wines from
Muscat are usually finished off-dry to sweet to mask the bitterness they can often show. I have a hard time
tasting dry Muscat because they seem out of whack/incoherent. The Muscat nose tells me "sweet", but the
palate says "dry".
Tom

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