This has the potential to be a very exciting wine, needing time to truly tell. Grapeseed and candied violet scents show on the nose. The tannins are chunky now but may integrate, while blackberry and black pepper flavors suggest a better future.
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.