A slight hint of hay yellow in the glass, this bottling shows a clean line of cantaloupe, plumeria, daffodil and vanilla-spiced pear sauce on the nose. The palate is grippy with lemon skin tension, offering richer yellow-peach-cream flavors against that pithy texture. Great combo of ripeness with restraint.
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.