This is a Pinot Noir for lovers of lush expressions. Fat black cherry meets with nutmeg, vanilla, clove, raw meat and leather on the nose. Juicy blackberries and black currant explode on the sip, alongside sandalwood and myrrh. It's super rich and a tad sweet but also lively with persistent acidity.
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.