Plump red-cherry and bursting pomegranate aromas mesh with cinnamon, grape Jolly Rancher and crushed violets on the deliciously dynamic nose of this bottling. There is great freshness and zip to the sip, where a cohesive medley of cranberry, raspberry, Earl Grey tea and peppery spices unite. The tannins are firm but hidden until the finish.
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.