Stewed tomatoes, black pepper and pencil shavings kick off this intriguing wine. It then hits the palate with remarkable suavity and ends with a long strawberry finish. In between, the spice rack rules, making this a suitable pairing for Indian curries or other adventurously seasoned cuisine.
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.