Pence is one of the few producers growing and making Gamay in California, and they're setting quite a standard. Aromas of red cherry, cola, hibiscus, pomegranate, fennel and cracked pepper lead into a lightly bodied palate full of airy berry fruit, juniper and licorice spice. Quite refreshing and just complex enough.
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.