Lighter in color, this is a great take on the fresh, vibrant and zesty style. It offers a wondrous array of tart yet ripe cranberry, pomegranate and alpine strawberry fruit, as well as touches of white pepper and flint. The palate packs peppery zest and raspberry fruit on a lithe but flavor-packed body, finish with menthol and eucalyptus-leaf elements.
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.