White pepper, tart pomegranate and herbal touches show on the nose of this bottling from winemaker Mike Sinor. There's a strong spice-and-herb quality to the palate, evoking thyme, oregano and black pepper, which gives depth to the black plum skin flavors. It's racy with acidity and vibrant as can be.
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.