Brawny aromas of wild boysenberries, bay leaf, black cardamom, wet soil and black tobacco recall a tumble through the rugged chaparral on the nose of this bottling. The palate's black fruit and violet flavors mingle with lavender, chai spice, clove, black pepper and more tobacco, framed by firm tannins. This represents a tremendously complete sensory experience.
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.