Noble Vines is one of the more reliable brands available on grocery store shelves, and this bottling is no different. Light in the glass, the aromas are mineral-focused, recalling wet concrete and slate, rounded out by red-apple and nectarine scents. There is good energy to the palate, which suggests lime pith, green pear and green apple flavors.
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.