Very concentrated and juicy aromas of strawberry extract, grape soda and fudge show on the nose of this wine by vineyard manager Neil Roberts. It's dense and red-fruit-forward once sipped, then levels with a bit of bitterness and a nice interplay of acid and tannins. This is heavy-duty Zin country.
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.