A blend of three vineyards, this Zin is slightly lighter in color and shows ripe elderberry, Asian plum and exotic cherry as well as chaparral on the nose. Pepper spice hits the palate alongside soy, light coffee and wild raspberry. It's a compelling sipper.
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.