Clean apple, crisp pear and fresh yellow pluot aromas are lifted even more by stony chalkiness on this wine's nicely balanced nose. The palate is ripe with Japanese pear flesh and Anjou pear skins, yet the edges are bursting with tart lime, kumquat and green apple-skin flavors.
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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.