Light in color, this wine is shy on the nose, yielding pleasant rose petal, pomegranate, cranberry and graphite aromas as it takes on air. The palate is bright, with a healthy dose of cranberry skin-like tannins to hold it all together. A solid Pinot for a sunny day.
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.