This wine hails from what's soon to be a new Malibu appellation, which Elliott Dolin has championed. It tastes a bit older than its vintage, with a marshmallow nuttiness and candied mango on the nose. Piña colada flavors of coconut and pineapple accompany a tad of butterscotch. It's definitely for fans of aged Chardonnays, and is peaking now.
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.