This winery is aimed at the sexy side of wine, and succeeds in this bottling, with restrained aromas of nectarine, gunmetal, flint and strawberry guava. Tart yellow-green flavors of apple, pear and citrus give an edge to the persistent tropicality, which wipes up with a light vanilla finish. Perfect for fish dishes.
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.