This pink blend of 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon simply stood heads above other roses in its flight. Light plum and strawberry juice aromas meet with yeastyness on the nose, while the palate combines a prominent acidity with an extremely chalky mouthfeel. Light raspberry, bubblegum and squeezed mandarin flavors complete the experience.
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.