From Silva Spoon Vineyards in Lodi, this uncommon California bottling of a common Portuguese white grape offers candied apple, mango, peach and papaya aromas on the lush and tropical nose. The palate, however, is crisp and dry, its honeydew melon and bubblegum flavors proving rather pleasant.
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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.