Your mind doesn’t head to the coastal vineyards of Edna Valley in the SLO Coast of California when you hear Gruner Veltliner. The crisp, bright, refreshing wine has deep Eastern European roots, grown traditionally on steep, terraced slopes in Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia.
However, the sunshine and citrus filled variety thrives in Edna Valley’s Paragon Vineyard producing a steely, mineral-driven expression of the cool climate variety.
Zocker Paragon Vineyard Gruner Veltliner ($20) showcases this minerality with a racy, zesty wine layering grapefruit and lemonade lemons with crushed stone and wild soft herbs. Bright and fresh, the wine is ideal for summer sipping poolside. #Cheers