Intoxicating aromas of purple flowers, blackberry pie, cola, gingerbread and slate greet the nose with lush beauty on this bottling. The palate shows juniper and pine-forest flavors. These are laid across black cherry, blackberry and smoked-pork warmth, further enlivened by marjoram, green peppercorns and Indian spice.
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.