Cola, dried strawberry, maraschino cherries and shaved cedar show on the nose of this bottling from East Paso. Lighter cherry tones meet with bloody iron and more cola notes on the palate. A lighter style of Nebbiolo, this would pair with a wide range of foods, much like a Pinot Noir.
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.