This pale pink rosé from an extreme coastal vineyard west of the Sta. Rita Hills shows aggressive citrus aromas, crisp nectarine fruit and noticeable chalkiness. A grippy texture and balanced acidity frame the steely palate, which offers restrained, tightly wound strawberry flavors.
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.