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Zocker Paragon Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2012

Gruner Veltliner from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 127053
  • WE90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This bright wine shows off aromas of fresh pear and crisp apple, with notes of melon and grapefruit. A trace of minerality, along with flavors of ripe stone fruits and grapefruit, follows. This Grüner is light bodied with a nicely balanced acid structure, and a juicy lemon/orange finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Zocker flies under the radar with this Austrian variety, but insiders understand. The winery consistently produces one of the best in California. The wine leans toward the style of today’s dry, unoaked, low alcohol and crisply acidic white wines, with complex flavors of citrus fruit, nectarine, peach, honey and minerals. "
90 Points

Learn About Zocker Map ItMap It

Zocker is an American winery that produces wines made exclusively from the white varietals of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The grapes are grown on the Niven family’ famed Paragon Vineyard in the Edna Valley on the Central Coast of California, and the wines are made by veteran French winemaker Christian Roguenant. The latest project of Niven Family Wine Estates, Zocker (Austrian word for Gambler) is likely their riskiest venture yet, as these varietals are far from conventional.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner (GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr) Lean towards Green The name may be intimidating but the grape is nothing but. This variety is increasing in popularity as more people discover its delicious qualities. Most wines made from Gruner Veltliner are from Austria, where it's the most planted grape variety. Gruner means green in German, not because the grape...

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