Restrained in aromas at first, this bottling eventually shows juicy cherries, dark strawberries and dark sandalwood on the light but focused nose. It's very racy on the sip with energetic acid, showing light and playful graphite, cranberry, raspberry, thyme and bay-leaf flavors. It's very balanced and drinkable.
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.