Hot gravel, concentrated plums, black peppercorns and dark chocolate syrup show on the nose of this single-vineyard bottling from the Corley family. Once sipped, the palate is coated in a luxurious liquid, showing olallieberries and blueberries, lifted by aromatic woods, and framed by noticeable but smoothed out tannins.
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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.