Cola, Dr Pepper, licorice, blueberry paste and smoked meat show on this blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, which is an ode to Adam Comartin's butcher ancestry. Dense and chalky dark fruit on the palate is boosted by tobacco, asphalt, black plum skins and good grip. It's full bodied but tart on the edges.
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.