This is a stunning example of a wine that's fresh and light yet loaded with flavor. Buoyant aromas of black raspberry juice, dried fennel and wet slate lead onto a palate of snappy, slightly sour pomegranate, white pepper and sumac. The texture is equally complex, while the finish brings additional flavors of candied cherry and strawberry.
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.