This elegant and tightly wound Grenache shows hints of black plum, boysenberry and blackberry alongside dried rose petal, gravel and sagebrush scents. The palate is effusively floral, with lilac and lavender flavors accenting an exotic backdrop of damson plum. The structure is firm and the acidity judicious.
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.