Meeresboden, meaning ‘Ocean Soil’ is a balanced wine made from old vines. A bright and racy wine that will age in to a silkier honeyed one.
Graham Tatomer’s career in wine started back in high school and after he worked the holidays at a local winery all the way through college (in Santa Barbara), he decided that he had found his career path. Drawn to ...Learn more
“Mildly varietal on the nose. Lots of fruit and a tad more sweetness than on a typical Austrian example. Nice for a change but perhaps the vines are a bit young to exhibit much character? Drink 2019 – 2021”
“Graham Tatomer, having apprenticed with the Wachau's Emmerich Knoll, has come to fully realize Gruner's potential in California. The name means “sea bottom” and the fruit is from the John Sebastiano parcel on ancient seabed soils near the Santa Rita Hills. Gruner's verdant side — sorrel, fresh lime — mixes with polished peach fruit and a nuance that marks a New World coming of age for this grape.”
“The 2013 Grüner Veltliner Meersboden is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Rich, layered and caressing on the palate, the 2013 is all about texture and grace. Sweet floral and spice nuances inform the supple, incredibly inviting finish. Readers will have a hard time putting the glass down. This is a stellar showing from Graham Tatomer.”
“With laser-beam acidity, Meeresboden is wonderfully intense without being powered. I love how this wine shows another face of California whites.”
“The 2014 Grüner Veltliner Meersboden is quite a bit more focused than the Paragon. Lemon peel, white flowers and crushed rocks are all very nicely delineated. The flavors are bright, focused and chiseled throughout. With air, the Meersboden takes on greater volume and intensity, which only adds to its appeal. John Sebastiano and Kick On are the fruit sources. The 2014 was aged mostly in stainless steel, with 15% acacia barrels. This is impressive juice. ”
“Loaded with a whole range of citrus, orchard fruit and floral notes. Beautifully textured and generous the Meeresboden has a bit more richness and volume, which really brings out the flavors nicely. This is a fabulous showing.”