Former L.A. Laker Sasha Vujacic presents aromas of cooked black plums, mission figs, black currants, uncrushed peppercorns and leather on this reserve bottling. It spent 30 months in the barrel, six more than the estate bottling. The palate offers more plums and tarter plum skin along with bay leaf, oregano and thyme.
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.