An excellently priced blend of 70% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, 11% Petite Sirah and 5% Grenache, this shows crystallized raspberry and rose petals on the nose. The palate offers light cranberry and pomegranate fruit, boosted by black and white pepper. This bottling has lots of life and energy, but it's drinking great now.
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: email@example.com.