There is a density and unity of dark fruit on the nose of this wine, with black currant, boysenberry and dried mint aromas showing strong. It's a study of structure on the palate, with more bright black fruit as well as dark chocolate, cedar and espresso elements that will continue to soften with age. Drink 2017–2025.
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.