The artistically minded, Rhône-focused brand from winemakers Ian Sergy and Zach Jarosz delivers this wine with aromas of black tea, sage and smashed elderberries. Favors move from raspberry iced tea to mocha and espresso, all wrapped in delicate but quite present tannins. Drink 2017–2022.
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.