They're hardly common, but this $20 Zocker Gruner from the Paragon Vineyard in Edna Valley and Von Strasser's version from Napa are both terrific white wines if you can find them. Zocker is produced by the Niven Family, which has been positively killing it lately with its Baileana, Tangent and other brands.
My friends call me Tim Skyscraper, mostly because they can't pronounce my real last name. When I was 21, I scored a job in a wine and spirits shop, started writing and never stopped.
More recently, I have contributed articles about wine to the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, The Wine News, Tasting Panel, The Wave, Cooking Pleasures, Wines & Vines, Vineyard and Winery Management and other wine and spirits publications.
I spend a lot of time thinking about food and music. I do not consider myself to be a wine snob, but I plead guilty to being an unbearable snob when it comes to music.