The nose on this countywide blend is extremely elegant and lovely, with light rose petals, pressed black plums and crushed violets. There's a tremendously grippy texture to the sip, providing a pure tension that delivers flavors of purple fruit and rosewater. It's a testament to the versatility of the variety.
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.