Cranberry, hibiscus and rosewater converge on the soft, plush nose of this bottling, which also shows hints of star anise and baked goods. It's a light and playful wine on the sip, where juicy raspberries meet with gravelly minerality. This is light, fresh and full of long, simmering 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.