Candied red and black cherries, vanilla cookies, crushed stones and sweet kirsch aromas show on the nose of this red blend. The palate starts with brick and baked red-plum flavors, followed by waves of aniseseed, roasted fennel and fresh oregano. It's complex with cooked fruits.
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.