This bottling shows off both sides of Sauvignon Blanc—at once lush and tropical and racy and crisp. Ripe Gala apple and Bosc pear aromas meet tart orange peel and rubber on the nose. The palate is bolstered by energetic acidity, with a stony texture and flavors of sour Granny Smith apple and yellow grapefruit.
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.