An alluring and very strong minerality overtakes the nose on this small batch (64 cases) Riesling from, though it lacks fruit aromas for back-up. That's okay, because pear and petrol emerge rather quickly on the palate along with a bracing acidity, which it trades for a long and silky finish. It adds up to a refreshing, easy sipper.
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.