This bottling shows great promise for the San Diego region's potential. Lavish and rich blackberry aromas are enhanced by cocoa dust on the nose. Savory flavors of pepper and soy give depth to the blackberry and roasted-meat flavors. Tannins are firm but gracious.
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.