Extremely sharp scents of petrol and gasoline exhaust are cut with bright citrus on this very cool climate Riesling, which was once planted widely in the Sta. Rita Hills. Lemongrass, lime zest and toasted coconut flake combine for an interesting palate, and this wine should age quite well.
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.