This very pale rosé from Syrah master Andrew Murray shows Pink Lady apple, cantaloupe and spun sugar scents on the nose. It's very fresh on the palate, with lively acidity that cuts through the riper cantaloupe and other melon flavors on the midpalate. Chalky texture raises it above many other rosés.
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.