Bursting with boysenberry and olallieberry, this wine by Steve Martell gains complexity with aromas of slate, asphalt and dark chocolate. A sizzle of acidity entertains the tongue, along with dark flavors of dried berries, black peppercorns and purple flowers. A tart plum-skin element leads 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.