The nose on this bottling is rather ripe but ever so inviting, with aromas of apple syrup, cantaloupe and caramelized white peach. The flavors are well-rounded and intriguing, with banana, apple pie, clove spice and vanilla cookie. A riper style done in a balanced way, which is hard to do on this grape.
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.