Uniquely sea-salty aromas of kelp mesh with sharp Italian herbs and heavily spiced cherry on the nose of this wine from a vineyard at the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Flavors range from raspberry and tart cranberry to clove, cardamom and espresso.
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.