Fresh lemon and lime zest aromas are sharp in the nose of this bottling, cutting into the oak smoke character. The mouthfeel is round and creamy, with more oak as well as melted butter, apple and lemon flavors. It is a solid midweek Chard.
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.