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Mosby: Old guys (sometimes) rule
Vintner Bill Mosby, of Mosby Winery and Vineyard in Buellton, has been making wine since the 1970s. At 84, he’s finishing up his 35th harvest, still devoted to helping popularize little known Italian varieties in California. He makes Steve Clifton, at Palmina, seem like just a young whippersnapper by comparison. The old guy is still full of fire and brimstone, and his wines, some from forty year old vines (ancient by Santa Barbara County standards), can stand up to Italian wines in a blind tasting because they’re balanced, relatively low in alcohol and taste good with food. Here are four of the more obscure varieties Mr. Mosby produces, ones that that are worth discovering and enjoying at the daily dining table.