A difficult vintage across the state, 2015 was especially tough in remote and dry places like Mt. Harlan. Despite that hurdle, Josh Jensen pulled off a delicate winner with this bottling, which shows white peach, honeydew and Meyer lemon scents on the nose. The flavors are also light, with nectarine and Asian pear most prominent, all enwrapped in nervy tension.
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.