Light in color, this bottling shows lemon rinds, orange blossoms, lime zest, wet concrete and the slightest hint of petrol on the nose. The flavors are very rounded and botanical in nature, with gin-like touches of lime skin, apple blossom and a sweet juniper touch. It offers great tension and acid.
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.