Illustration by Vidyha Nagarajan
In this episode, we explore the world of aromatic white wines from California’s Central Coast.
Contributing Editor Matt Kettmann speaks with John Niven, Owner/Winemaker at Cadre Wines, about these delicious and exciting selections. Niven has been involved in Edna Valley’s wine industry for over 20 years, though his family has been rooted in the area’s wine production since the early 1970s, with his grandfather, Jack Niven, considered the pioneer of Edna Valley.
Niven’s unique experiences and perspectives lend great insight into why the Central Coast is a prime player for aromatic white wine expressions.
From racy and stony Rieslings, to strong examples of Gewürztraminer, Grüner Veltliner and Albariño, there’s a bevy of beautiful, ethereal pours from the expansive region to behold. All deserve your attention.