Caramel, peach custard, caramelized apple, baked Asian pear and cinnamon show on the lavish nose of this bottling. Orange Creamsicle notes mark the palate, where rounded, baked Gala apples meet with a touch of walnut oil. Somehow just enough acidity and depth is integrated into this rich style.
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.