An ambitious and successful rosé made from 50% Gamay Noir and 50% Grenache, this light yellow-pink wine offers inviting pink grapefruit skin, Gala apple and green pear on the nose. The palate shows the tiniest bit of sweetness, which makes the Pink Lady apple and tangerine-led citrus notes all the more delicious. Beware: this goes down all too easy.
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.