With a pink color so deep that it borders on mauve, the exotic notes play a leading role, with passionfruit, papaya, and guava hitting the nose first. On the palate, it's full and flavorful, reminiscent of a Mexican agua fresca made from strawberries and watermelon. This is beach wine at its finest.
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.