Hints of lime skin, squeezed pink grapefruit and touches of petrol and quinine hit on the nose of this wine from a newish regional producer. There's a strong pithy character to the palate, where apple skins and a nearly white pepper sensation trend toward a botanical profile. It's intriguingly racy.
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.