2010 Dancing Coyote Gruner Veltiner

Clarksburg, California

We had the chance to taste this wine last week and were pleasantly surprised with how well this Gruner Veltliner did in comparison to its Austrian counterparts. Surprisingly, the nose was fresh and vibrant and very much akin to a recently fermented tank sample (in a good way) but was a typical bone dry Gruner. The wine is medium-bodied with citrus and white peach flavors (stone fruits) with a touch of white pepper and a crisp, mineral finish.

Dancing Coyote is a family run, owned and operated vineyard located in a beautiful stretch of land in California’s Clarksburg appellation. The family owned operation is five generations strong.

Cellar Door Price $19.95Gruner Veltiners are typically very dry, with an expressive nose of tree fruits, high acidity and a bone dry finish with intense minerality. Gruner is a classic wine to pair with shellfish, sushi, sashimi, pork or gnocchi. Consider this wonderful Lemon Gnocchi recipe.

Enjoy!

Cellar Door Price $19.95