Perhaps this rarely planted grape should be taken more seriously. This offers aromas of maduro cigar, leather, ash and soft cherry liqueur. The flavors are more sanguine, suggesting bloody meats boosted with dried raspberries, dried cranberries, good acidity and pronounced tannins. This will last awhile.
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.