Rusty-red in color, this bottling by Jim Clendenen comes from the vineyard where his winery has sat for decades. Energetic and well balanced, it shows red-cherry juice, rose hips, garrigue and baked ginger spice on the complex nose. Refreshingly light in body, it's packed with flavors of bay leaf and thyme that decorate the light cranberry fruit. .
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: email@example.com.