Dried strawberries, smashed plums, a hint of iron and a pleasant dusty element combine for a sultry nose on this bottling. It's full and lush on the palate with bright raspberries, richer plum notes and a complex array of spice, from sagebrush to anise. It's framed by bright acidity and fine tannins that clean up quickly on the finish.
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.