The distinct and alluring scents of dried, salted apricot take the lead in this blend of Viognier, Rousanne and Marsanne. Once sipped, it's slightly less viscous than other Rhône whites of this vintage, but a bit more savory and very well balanced in its honeyed flavors. Serve with chicken enchiladas or chile verde.
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.