This appropriately named wine hits the nose with appealing aromas of vanilla buttercream and honeyed cashews, evened out with a limeade spritz. The palate is luscious at first, then moves into an exotic spice rack laden with seasoning salts, chopped oregano and green garlic stalks. A truly delicious, thoroughly intriguing wine.
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.