There's a bit of limestone on the brisk nose of this wine from vines planted in 1973, but the real kicker is the unique red apple characteristics. Once sipped, it's soft and light but flavorful, with tart pear, citrus zest and a bit of Gala apple. Pair with grilled salmon or roasted pork.
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.