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92
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Zocker 2009 Paragon Vineyard Riesling (Edna Valley)

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  1. $20

One of the most satisfying Rieslings of the vintage. It’s dry, crisp and exotic, with crisp flavors of citrus fruits, wildflowers and that famous diesel or lighter fluid taste that characterizes the best Rieslings. Really a superior wine that shows the brilliance of Edna Valley for unoaked white varieties, as well as the excellence of the Paragon Vineyard.

 — S.H.  (4/1/2012)
91
points

Zocker 2013 Paragon Vineyard Grüner Veltliner (Edna Valley)

  1. $20

This grape, seldom planted on the Central Coast, produces a wine that boasts intense aromas of passion fruit juice and candied grapefruit. It’s lively and ripe on the palate, with white rose and apple blossom flavors, yet balanced, with lime peel, cut grass and steel accents.

 — M.K.  (6/1/2015)
91
points

Zocker 2012 Paragon Vineyard Riesling (Edna Valley)

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  1. $20

This shows petrol, honey and brie cheese rind notes on the nose, and is quite creamy once sipped, yet the edges are punctuated with orange peel bitterness. The tartness ensures cellaring potential, so drink 2018–2025.

 — M.K.  (6/1/2015)
90
points

Zocker 2012 Paragon Vineyard Grüner Veltliner (Edna Valley)

  1. $20

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.

 — S.H.  (12/31/2013)
90
points

Zocker 2010 Paragon Vineyard Grüner Veltliner (Edna Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $20

Pretty much a successful repeat of the winery’s ’09. It’s dry and high in acidity, giving it a zesty, clean mouthfeel. The flavors are refreshing, of citrus fruits, pears, vanilla and white pepper. A compelling and beautiful cocktail-style wine.

 — S.H.  (12/31/2011)
90
points

Zocker 2009 Paragon Vineyard Grüner Veltliner (Edna Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $20

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. Entirely unoaked.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
89
points

Zocker 2011 Paragon Vineyard Grüner Veltliner (Edna Valley)

  1. $20

This tastes sweeter than the very fine 2009 and 2010, but that may be because the fruit is so powerfully intense and pure. It has flavors of ripe tangerines, limes, peaches and apples, made racy by its acidity. No oak has been applied, so the wine tastes fresh.

 — S.H.  (11/1/2012)
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