Dried blueberries, thick blackberry jam and gingerbread aromas show on the nose of this older bottling from the Agua Dulce region. The palate is thick and tarry with flavors of charred beef and more blueberries. It's still alive, at least.
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.