This Inspiration does inspire the fresh and mineral-driven potential of white Rhône-style varieties in the Central Coast. Aromas include lime rind, chalkboard, wet concrete and the slightest hint of Riesling-like petrol. Once sipped, this perfect-for-poolside wine delivers flavors of lime curd, fresh rain and sour green apple, all washed away with brisk, rocky acidity.
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.