A bright, fresh nose of rose petals, brisk raspberry juice, cranberry, turned earth and a pinch of white pepper makes for a lively wine. The palate begins with juicy strawberry then settles into anise and citrusy spice, an expertly lively wine with chalky texture and vibrant energy. Winemaker Lane Tanner is new at Grenache, but she's rocking it.
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.