This blend of 55% Grenache Blanc, 26% Viognier and 19% Roussanne smells like golden sunshine, with aromas of hot beach sand, lemon pound cake and vanilla pudding. The palate shows pan-fried green apples, red apple flesh and fortune cookie flavors. It makes a good alternative for lighter Chardonnay lovers.
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.