Winemaker Ed Kurtzman manages to bring restraint to this often very ripe region. This bottling shows subtle white-flower buds and the slightest hints of coconut cream on the nose. Delicate flavors of honeysuckle and Key lime are subtle and will intensify with time.
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.