There's some age showing on the nose of this wine, with cherry liqueur aromas most prevalent. It's very tasty once sipped, and still strongly tannic, with dark cherry and black clove. But don't wait any longer: Drink now.
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.