This black grape dessert wine is relatively light in color and transparent, offering aromas of dried violet, raspberry concentrate and light clove. The flavors prove bright and memorable, with raspberry and pomegranate juice most apparent. This is a great conversation starter at the end of a meal.
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.