A nicely snappy raspberry impression characterizes the nose of this energetic wine. Fresh herbs and aromatic woods are prominent as well, from marjoram to pepper, fennel to sandalwood. The palate's zesty acidity shows tangy, underripe raspberry and cranberry fruit, lots of chaparral and sagebrush spice, and even some minty eucalyptus. It's vibrant and delicious.
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.