Tried this Fri night w/ friends:
1. Solminer DryRiesling RanchoSisquoc/SantaMariaVlly (98 cs; 13.7%; http://www.Solminer.com) David & Anna deLaski/Lompoc 2012
: Med.light color; lovely floral/R/piney some stony/mineral/valve oil quite spicy rather perfumed nose; fairly tart somewhat piney/pineapply/floral/R some stony/mineral totally dry some lean/tight/austere flavor; med. tart/tangy dry somewhat pineapply/floral/R/bit piney light stony/mineral finish; a very nicely done Calif R w/ a nice balance between fruit & minerality w/o straying into the tutti-fruity side; some like an Ojai w/o the screechy acidity, some like the Claibourne&Churchill but w/ more minerality. $26.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. I've (now) followed Solminer from the very start. I tried their GruVee at NEB4 and liked it quite a lot, so ordered some of everything they make to try. Couldn't resist cracking one Fri night. David & Anna deLaski, w/ vnyd in LosOlivos. Their background is from Austria & the style shows it. Definitely a wnry to watch.