Graham Tatomer developed an unquenchable affinity for Grüner Veltliner while working at the famed Weingut Emmerich Knoll in Austria’s Wachau appellation. He returned to California’s Central Coast to shine a spotlight on the grape in his home soil. With tantalizing spiciness and unique aromas, Tato-mer’s small-production wine is derived from some of the coolest sites in northwestern Santa Barbara County. The diatomaceous earth and loam lend it a remarkable minerality.
- Tatomer crafts his wines with a traditional, hands-off approach.
- Aromas include green apple, white peach, radish, lime blossom, white pepper, and crushed stones.
- The mineral-driven palate is medium bodied and refreshes on even the steamiest days with lively acidity.
Tatomer, tatomerwines.com ($25)