There's a very prominent gamy quality throughout this wine, which starts with aromas of roasted lamb, charcoal, creosote and animal pelt. The palate takes that feral quality even deeper, with hints of Worcestershire sauce, dried lamb and peppery spice. Great for Northern Rhône lovers.
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.