This bottling includes 13% Viognier, and the results are solid. Bright boysenberry and raspberry fruit meshes with slate minerality on the light, fresh nose. Black gravel, a touch of lilacs, plum and blackberry show on the palate.
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.