The complex nose blends white and yellow flowers with bay leaf and willow bark. It's light on the palate, with emerging nectarine flavors and a tad of bitterness and tannins on the finish. It's tight, but appealing.
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.