Sta. Rita Hills, California, USA
With a German Auslese level of residual sugar (numeric code for auslese on bottle 4USL3S3) and the depth of Austrian Smaragd, this Gruner Veltliner is one of the best sweet wines you will ever have from California! Only one vintage made due to a natural and extremely rare occurrence of botrytis in the Sebastiano Vineyard. Absolutely beautiful sweetness balanced with racy acidity, showing strawberry, ripe peaches, pineapple, a mineral underbelly, and slight biscotti on the edges. Totally unique, do not miss it because nature may not allow this cuvée to ever happen again!