The slow rise of Gamay Noir on the Central Coast shows immense promise for lovers of mineral inflected, lighter styles of wine. This bottling offers wet slate and gravel on the nose along with sagebrush and light berries. The palate's tart cranberry fruit takes a backseat to wet rocks, tobacco leaf and mossy forest floor.
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.