An intellectual Pinot for the price, it offers minerally aromas of iron, blood and graphite. Flavors are also pleasingly precise, with graphite and steel picking up some ripe raspberry on the edges. It's lean and focused.
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.