The aromatics on this bottling are stunning, with elegant and fresh layers of violet, boysenberry and black raspberry. The sip is tightly woven and graceful, with tart black-raspberry fruit and white pepper leading into a lengthy finish that's supported by slow-rising tannins. This will evolve well in the years to come.
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.