This single-vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot offers black licorice, wild mint and boysenberry on the nose. Black cherry comes first on the palate followed by clove spice. This 2012 will be much better in 2016.
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.