This playful and punchy wine stands out from this producer's often more reserved style. Aromas of concentrated pomegranate and hibiscus team with cola and vanilla on the nose. The palate is quite joyous, with candied cranberry and raspberry and even a touch of soda-like Hawaiian Punch.
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.