This bottling comes from the winery's two best barrels. The delicious nose is dominated by cigar box, with a grape candy fruit and a slight mint sense. The flavors are charred blueberry with judicious amount of tar, and the sipping proves nicely light.
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.