One of the most bizarre yet fascinating wines on the market, this intentionally cloudy wine, which is fermented on the skins for 36 days and never fined or filtered, hits the nose with a yeasty lemonade smell, most reminiscent of a sour beer made by Trappist monks. It's full on the palate, with more beer-like yeast and sour must. Geeks will love this ode to Steve and Chrystal Clifton's friends in Cormons, Italy, though many may just find it weird.
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.