Shimmeringly crystalline in the glass, this wine looks electric. A beautiful bouquet of tuberose and honey warns that the sipping experience may border on cloying. Though not a good fit for those who demand a thoroughly dry Gewürztraminer, this isn't a sugar bomb by any means, with flavors of honeydew melon, orange blossom and bubble gum.
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.