This is the annual good-value Pinot Noir from the Talley Vineyards team. It presents tight, slow-emerging aromas of graphite, raspberry and cooked rhubarb. Bitterness is at the core of the palate, bolstered by dark red fruits.
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.