2012 Gruner Veltliner (Zocker)
Zocker, Gruner Veltliner, Edna Valley, California 2012100% Grüner Veltliner CRISP PEAR, LIME & TROPICAL FRUIT, FAMILIAR GRÜNER MINERALITY Grüner Veltliner from the United States? The Niven family established Zocker for the specific purpose of bringing Grüner to California, and the "Paragon Vineyard" of Edna Valley, with its cooler climate and extended growing season, provides the perfect Pacific backdrop for the grape's home-away-from-home. Despite emerging from over 6,000 miles away from its native eastern Austria, this Grüner has brought with it the energetic fruit, gleaming minerality, and soft-spoken elegance we so admire. Prost! Serving Suggestion: Decadent Viennese breaded & fried chicken garnished with lemon wedges and served with cornichons, dill, & parsley. Artichoke carpaccio with capers, chèvre, olive oil & lemon juice.