Dried berries, light licorice, hints of game and a flash of mint show on the nose of this wine from the South Coast. A tangy cranberry-pomegranate-raspberry element shows on the palate, given nuance by an herbal character. It would complement a wide range of meats and cheeses.
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.