Purple flowers, blueberry cream and a caramel richness live on the nose of this single-vineyard expression from one of the newer properties in the region. The mouthfeel is dense, the tannins are stiff and the acidity is bright, carrying flavors of charred meat, purple flowers, black pepper and extremely dark berries. It's still young, so drink 2019–2029.
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: email@example.com.