There's bountiful red cherry on the fruit-driven nose of this bottling, alongside loamy soil, dried sage and mint. The flavors are fresh and bright, with red fruit and lifting herb tones that are completely integrated so that no component stands out above the others. The tannic structure arises on the finish.
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.