The nose on this bottling is extremely subtle, with hints of stone fruit and citrus. The palate is extremely crisp and clean, with Asian pear, lime peel and hints of oak smoke. The focus is tightly wound texture more than overt 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.