Boasting a beautiful ruby red color, this cool-climate Grenache offers aromas of red and pink roses, with blackberry juice down the middle and a lithe, near-citrus freshness on the edges. It's very spicy once sipped, with the blackberry juice and sharper citrus present again. Would be great with blue cheese burgers.
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.