This boisterous Pinot Noir offers heavy cedar, raspberry liqueur, cola syrup and Kahlua aromas. Bright red fruit flavors of strawberry pie are rich and mouth-coating like a fine brandy, but remain soft and tasty throughout. This is a no-holds-barred wine.
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.