Very fresh on the nose, this twist-top bottling from the East Bay shows tart black-raspberry and dried violet aromas. It's both bright and very slate-driven on the palate, where boysenberry and black-plum-skin flavors meet with white pepper and lavender. It's very expressive.
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.