The nose on this workhorse wine for the producer is reserved, but hints of wild berry, crushed clove, dried violets and potpourri emerge with patience. The palate shows lots of tea leaf, dried sagebrush and even patchouli, not offering much overt fruit character.
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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.