2013 Tendu California Vermentino (1L)
San Francisco Chronicle called the inaugural vintage of this white blend from Steve Matthiasson and the folks at Revel: "California's anwer to Gruner Veltliner, but better." More recently, the Chronicle named Matthiasson Winemaker of the Year (January 5, 2014), and writer Jon Bonné had this to say about the Tendu: "Consider this Vermentino Nouveau - a newly vinified interpretation of that Italianate grape, grown in Yolo County, meant for instant enjoyment. Bright citrus accents match a wheatgrass herbal side and ripe pear. An impressive concentration of flavor for a table wine, which I suspect was very much the point."