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    Zocker Paragon Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2009
    Gruner Veltliner - Central Coast, California


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Gruner Veltliner

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.3%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 107975

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The fruit for the Zocker Grüner Veltliner was grown in the Niven family's estate Paragon Vineyard in the Edna Valley on California's Central Coast. Soils are generally made up of Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, and volcanic remnants. In a few portions of the vineyard however, clay loam is more prominent, which allows for more water retention. This, along with the influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean and the extended growing season, makes the terroir here similar to areas in Austria where Grüner Veltliner reigns as the number one white varietal in the country.

    Rich and round but with great acid structure, this wine is steely and has good minerality. It has a bit of an earthy characteristic, a note of white pepper, and flavors of ripe melon and fruit cocktail.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A beautiful wine with a spine of steel and trenchant acidity that demands savory, spicy foods. It's brilliantly ripe in mineral-infused Meyer lemon and spicy green melon, and while it's technically dry, has a rich, honeyed sweetness.Editor's Choice.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

    Alma Leon Reveles (4/15/2011)
    Tasted side by side with Austrian GV and it held its own. California's version was much riper and showed much like a Napa Sauvignon Blanc: citrusy and bone-dry. But the hallmark white pepper remained. All in all, a pleasant surprise (I had my doubts) and a good, solid wine. Oh, and it's still pretty darn good a day later.
    Jason Carey (4/15/2011)
    3.5 stars. Excellent medium-full bodied with the white pepper of a True Gruner, wrapped in sunny CA fruit

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