The nose on this wine is a bit shy, but offers crisp raspberry, red-cherry pastry and black-pepper notes. The palate is straightforward with oregano, cranberry, crushed slate and earthy iron flavors. It's clean, pure and not overly complex.
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.