Sourced from a vineyard that straddles the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills, this wine offers aromas of rose water, slightly sour strawberry syrup and flinty gunmetal. It's soft on the palate, with ripe red fruit and Christmas spices that prove light in density but big on flavors.
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.