Soft and elegant on the nose, this bottling presents rounded violets, plump blackberries, broken asphalt and dried dill on the nose. The palate is plush with blueberry and lilac flavors that ride chiseled tannins and benefit from peppercorn and marjoram spices. It is complex and flavorful.
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.