A reluctant nose slowly offers hard-to-tease aromas of blueberry, dark chocolate and loam. The palate also works to show its stuff, offering dried cherries and cedar. It's straight ahead and very drinkable, yet neither flashy nor complex.
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: email@example.com.