Prolific winemaker Andrew Murray crafted this blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah for the Petras family, and it shows aromas of boysenberry, dark chocolate, coffee and dark licorice. The flavors are a bit wound up, dense yet not thick, with espresso and bitter chocolate most prevalent. This will improve with time.
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.