A bronze-orange in color, this “orange” wine is quite interesting, with burnt orange peels, light maraschino cherry and liquor-like aromas on the nose, which is reminiscent of an old-fashioned cocktail. Rusty, sherry-like flavors show on the sip alongside more burnt orange and toasted barley. It's unique but worth trying.
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.