The sanguine and herbal elements of the appellation shine through on this bottling. Rust, pencil lead, sandalwood and cured cedar give nuance to the light cranberry scents. The palate is bright and fresh, showing slight strawberry and cranberry, cut with graphite and eucalyptus character.
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.