Rich aromas of baked black plum meet with hibiscus, mint and a perfume-like lavender oil on the nose of this blend of 41% Dolcetto, 33% Refosco and 26% Nebbiolo. It's very flavorful yet not heavy on the palate, with crushed blueberry, gravel and lilac flavors. The vibrant acidity will allow these elements to converge in years to come. Drink 2018–2028.
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.