Almost nonexistent in aromas, this has some light red berries that emerge with persistence. The palate is thin and watery, though clean and unflawed, with touches of root beer, cranberry and black cardamom. There's not a lot of action.
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.