Almost as clear as water in the glass, this lively wine from an extreme coastal vineyard shows kiwi, crisp red apple and tons of limestone on the nose. There is lots of fresh energy once sipped, with yellow grapefruit, a touch of smoked Marcona almond and the warmth of sandstone. It continues growing more complex through the sip, leaving the mouth singing.
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.