There's a great historic ghost story behind this bottling, as well as a creative twist to the cork closure, but the wine itself isn't as exciting. It's reserved on the nose, with hints of black cherry, vanilla and cola that prove easy to quaff. It is a bit simple on the sip, with dark red fruit and a slight sweetness.
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.