Anton Bauer, Wagram (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Rosenberg 2009

($17, Select Wines):  For those unfamiliar with Gruner Veltliner, Austria’s most widely planted grape, this would be an excellent place to start because Bauer is a top-notch producer and the Rosenberg vineyard is a prime spot.  Faintly, but distinctly, aromatic, this Gruner Veltliner is dry with a firm texture combined with subtle citrus notes in the finish.  It’s a lovely foil for bass in a cream sauce or chicken breast with a lively red pepper tapenade. 88 Michael Apstein Feb 11, 2011