Juicy and pungent aromas of grape candy, black-cherry blossoms and smoking pipe tobacco jump out of the glass on this easy drinker. It's showy on the palate with blackberry, black currant and tart red cherries, gaining depth from licorice and dill. It's both boisterous and complex.
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: email@example.com.