Marty Mathis 2020 Gruner Veltliner
Marty Mathis 2020 Gruner Veltliner Alfaro Vineyard
Santa Cruz Mountains
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92 Points
Marty Mathis is best known for his wonderful Kathryn Kennedy Cabernets and Sparkling wines and this fine Gruner is his latest project. The aromas are a firm yet forthcoming mix of lime, green melon rind, golden berry, dried orange peel, nut husk and chalk scents. These notes create a piquantly fresh and chalky dry impression on the palate, where the fruit flavors have a sleek, palate-coating feel. There is fine focus at the end, where lingering honeydew melon, golden berry and candied lime peel flavors counterpoint the mineral expressions. Delicious and food-worthy, it should grow more so over the next twelve months.