Restrained on the nose at first, this appellation blend shows lemon, butter on brioche and gardenia aromas with some swirling. It's floral on the unctuous palate, with hints of honeysuckle and daffodil, but quite rounded, with soft acidity and textural grip. A flash of coconut hits the finish.
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.