For a pink sparkler, there's not a lot of fruit on the nose, which is carried by crisp yeastiness instead. There are lovely bubbles on the palate, full of crisp red apple and lemon citrus flavors that enliven all of the senses. This is a perfect apéritif wine.
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.