Dark cranberry and red cherry notes meet with a clay minerality and a touch of purple flowers on the nose of this widely available bottling. Strong acidity on the sip present flavors of rose petals, cranberry and potpourri. Give it some time and it opens quite nicely.
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.