2022 Syncline Grüner Veltliner

In the ever-evolving world of wine, where trends can be as fleeting as the seasons, it’s a joy to discover a bottle that stands out with a character as pronounced as the landscape from which it hails.

The 2022 Syncline Grüner Veltliner is a wonderful example of the unique terroir and the skilled hands that brought it to life. Hailing from Columbia Gorge, the 2022 Syncline Grüner Veltliner is an expressive, refreshing, and sophisticated wine with notes of green apple, ripe pear, and a peppery finish, perfect for various culinary pairings. That’s why the 2022 Syncline Grüner Veltliner is today’s WineSiders Wine of The Day.

Syncline Wine Cellars has always had a knack for capturing the essence of their estate-grown grapes, and this Grüner Veltliner is no exception. The Columbia Gorge, straddling the border between Washington and Oregon, is renowned for its diverse microclimates, and Syncline has harnessed this climatic potpourri to produce a wine that is both expressive and refreshing.

Upon pouring, the wine greets you with a pale, straw-like hue, suggesting a lightness that is affirmed by its crisp aroma. A hint of white pepper dances amidst the dominant notes of green apple and ripe pear, typical of the varietal, while subtle hints of citrus blossom add complexity to the bouquet.

The palate is where this Grüner Veltliner genuinely shines. It’s lively, with a zesty acidity that brings forth lime and green melon flavors. The minerality is well-defined, echoing the stony soils of the vineyard, and there’s a delightful peppery note on the finish that is both invigorating and satisfying.

With only nine barrels produced, this offering is as exclusive as it is exceptional. It’s a versatile wine, capable of complementing a wide array of dishes, from fresh seafood to spicier Asian cuisines. The modest 11.7% alcohol by volume ensures that it can be enjoyed without overpowering the palate, making it perfect for an afternoon soiree or an elegant dinner.

The 2022 Syncline Grüner Veltliner is a superb reflection of its origin, delivering a sophisticated and well-balanced experience. It’s a wine that speaks of its roots and the vision and dedication of the vintners who crafted it. That;s why the 2022 Syncline Grüner Veltliner is today’s WineSiders Wine of The Day.