Blueberry, black cherry and tobacco show on the nose of this bottling, although it is quite reserved on the nose and the palate. Blueberry and dark chocolate flavors manage to break through the structured, mouthfilling tannins that are silky but strong. This wine still needs time to emerge.
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.