This wine is made from California's historic Mission grape variety, which winemaker Kevin Riley found planted as part of a field blend in his vineyard. The result is subtle aromas of lemon tart and night jasmine, followed by nectarine and bubble gum flavors, with a bit of tannins to hold it altogether. Check in on this wine in 2015 to track its evolution.
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.