Tatomer 2019 Gruner Veltliner
2019 Tatomer Gruner Veltliner “Meeresbaden” Santa Barbara County
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92 Points
Forthcoming, dinner-worthy and with good impact, this bottling stretches the grape’s varietal profile to layer in subtle scents of grilled melon, clementine, white rose, apricot pit and white pepper upon a base of apricot pit, preserved citrus and flinty minerality. It proves dense and tongue coating on the mid-palate, where that minerality steps in to stiffens the texture. Finishing with a racy mouth-feel and impressive food worthiness, it should prove an equally comfy match to raw oysters, grilled chicken and a myriad of summer treats. “Meeresbaden” translates as ocean soil. 300 cases made.