Light orange-pink in color, this wine is boosted by 2% Syrah, 1% Mourvèdre and 1% Grenache Blanc. It shows squeezed lime and pressed watermelon on the nose, proving quite Provencal in style. The cotton-candy palate is lifted by citrus pith, proving tightly wound while quite mouthwatering.
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.