Eric Ogorsolka's two-plus decades of blending experience show strongly in this bottling of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah and 25% Zinfandel. Cassis-like fruit on the nose is cut wide open with chopped green herbs and lifting mint. Anise-speckled blackberry juice dominates the palate. It proves to be a very flavorful wine that stays light on the tongue.
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: email@example.com.