Winemaker Alison Crowe does it again, managing to provide delicious and interesting wine at a tremendous value. Deep red strawberry, black pepper, graphite, black plum, chocolate, licorice and dried chiles show on the nose. The sip brings rounded black cherry fruit lifted by anise, dark chocolate and a touch of olive flavors.
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.