Lime pith, scratched pomelo skin, crushed chalk, a hint of flour and tons of rocky minerality show on the nose of this tightly wound bottling—the best of this winery's current vintage. There is extreme raciness to the textured and slightly grippy sip, with flavors of lime, chalk and a hint of pluot flesh. It's all about texture.
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.