Light berry aromas meet with wet gravel and dank forest-floor elements of pine needle and juniper on the nose of this bottling. The earthy forest-moss flavor is prevalent on the sip, leveled by cranberry, pomegranate and smoke elements. It is a decent everyday Pinot.
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.