Graham Tatomer is widely (and wisely) lauded as the winemaker who proved
Santa Barbara can make outrageously tasty German and Austrian varietal
wines, such as riesling and grüner veltliner. But while his time at
Austria’s Weingut Knoll was transformative, he did first cut his teeth
on more typical grapes from around these parts, and he hasn’t lost his
magic with those, either, based on this delectable pinot noir, which is
also a relatively affordable $35.