Honey and tuberose contribute to a powerful Orange Crush aroma on this Rhône white blend of 48% Marsanne, 40% Rousanne and 12% Viognier. Potpourri and flower water carry the palate, with a little slate and slight bitterness on the finish. Serve with a strawberry-spinach salad.
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.