Cigar box, spiced plums and wet tobacco give a serious scent profile to this half Syrah, half Cabernet Sauvignon blend. It's surprisingly light at first while dancing on the palate with plum soda flavors, then delivers grippy tannic weight. Pair with prime rib.
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.