This delicious wine is fresher and more lively than typical California Tempranillos. Cola, red cherry and vanilla aromas combine for a beautiful nose while the palate shows tart sour cherry and slight hints of leather. Both the acidity and tannic grip are strong but expertly measured.
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.