Coming from a low-yielding vineyard that overlooks the Monterey Bay, this wine offers aromas of strawberry syrup, crushed clove and dried Italian herbs. It's even and plush on the palate, with raspberry and lingering black spices, picking up bit of savory green olive as well. Don't let the screw top fool you: This is built to last for at least 10 years, so drink 2018–2024.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.