Subtle on the nose at first, this wine by veteran winemaker Ken Volk slowly opens to reveal aromas of mulberry, cola, licorice and clove. The palate is full of zesty but dark red fruits, with floral lift from rose petals and potpourri spice. This is a lightweight, fresh and bright Grenache.
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.