Winemaker Mike Callahan's small Riesling project is packed with promise. This bottling shows tight yellow grapefruit pith, wet stones, crushed sea shells and richer Key lime notes on the nose. A touch of fresh oregano flashes on the palate, alongside chalk, white flowers and lemon oil laid upon a brisk but waxy mouthfeel.
A fifth generation Californian originally from San Jose, Matt Kettmann covers California’s Central Coast and South Coast for the magazine. He is also the senior editor of The Santa Barbara Independent, where he’s worked since 1999, has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Smithsonian, and co-founded New Noise Santa Barbara, a music festival.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.