For this bottling, Billy Wathen and Dick Dore use fruit from the estate of their longtime friend, Richard Longoria. Brisk with graphite, it's also laden with baking spice and fresh with raspberry sauce on the delicate, intriguing nose. Cloves and pomegranate dominate the palate, with lingering dark red fruit on 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.