This bottling, which includes 8% Zinfandel and 3% Syrah, shows gingerbread, sandalwood, olallieberry, violet and maraschino cherry on the nose. It's delicate on the palate at first, with candied-strawberry flavors as well as cinnamon foam and purple flowers. It features a nice textural tension as well.
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.