A promising expression of this grape that was popular a century ago, this wine shows a slightly reductive and very deep nose of dried cherries and grape candy. The palate is quite intriguing, with tobacco, black pepper and beef jerky flavors coming and going quickly.
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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.