Delicate at first on the nose, this bottling from a vineyard that's northwest of the Sta. Rita Hills offers honeysuckle, light pineapple, candied orange rind and a hint of pecan on the nose. The palate is rounded with yellow-melon, orange-cream and walnut flavors, proving unique and complex.
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.