A fresh and peppery nose kicks off this lively wine, with aromas of Kalamata olives, Mediterranean herbs and garrigue along with a rich red cherry-cranberry-pomegranate quality. It's lithe and zesty on the palate, with juniper, eucalyptus oil, dill, thyme, bay leaf and green sage. This would spice up many dishes.
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.