US-TAT-03-18

Riesling 'Vandenberg', Tatomer

Riesling 'Vandenberg', Tatomer

This wine is a blend of multiple pickings from multiple sites in Santa Barbara County. A majority of the fruit comes from “Kick-on Ranch,” while the rest comes from other older vineyards in the area.  Typically, the selection for Vandenberg are grapes with a higher percentage of Botrytis, or “Noble Rot.”  The result is a richer more fruit driven wine. It has more of the stone fruit flavors often associated with Riesling, nice minerality, and some slight botrytis notes often expressed as honey, or pollen. The reason the wine is called Vandenberg is because the Kick-on Ranch is located about a mile from the Air Force Base with the same name.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
92
Date:
2020-12-31
Review:
Aromas of dried and wet grass, pomelo zest, lime peels and dried seaweed show on the nose of this bottling. There's a flash of richness on the palate before the green-peppercorn, Mandarin orange and light dairy flavors come across the sizzling texture.

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
The 2018 Riesling Vandenberg opens beautifully in the glass, showing notable density and creaminess that continues to build in the glass. Orchard fruit, wild flowers. Jolly Ranch and mint overtones all grace this exquisite, beautifully perfumed Riesling from one of the top sites in Santa Barbara. The 2018 is such an inviting wine.