Olallieberry and cigar box serve as identifiable elements of a very well-integrated, hard-to-pin-down nose. The palate offers plum jam, pepper spice, ginger bread and a lavender finish. The present tannins suggest age-worthiness, so lay down until 2018 for a more fully integrated experience.
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.