Iron, black slate. raspberries and snapped sagebrush show on this wine from the Dierberg family's property along Highway 246. There are ample layers of fruit and spice to the palate, with raspberry, pomegranate and hibiscus evolving into dried rose petals and a bright florality, proving both quite flavorful and yet refreshingly light.
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.