Beatrice Cointreau is a 20th generation winemaker who moved to Malibu, where she makes this blend of 98% Viognier and 2% Chardonnay. It shows delicate lemon wedges, ripe nectarine and melon, lime zest and tangerine juice on the nose. The palate combines lime peels with riper peach and pineapple notes in the midpalate.
A fifth generation Californian originally from San Jose, Matt Kettmann covers California’s Central Coast and South Coast for the magazine. He is also the senior editor of The Santa Barbara Independent, where he’s worked since 1999, has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Smithsonian, and co-founded New Noise Santa Barbara, a music festival.Email: email@example.com.