This appellation blend is a wonderful look into the stunning wines being made by the Franscioni family. Beautiful aromas of candied black cherry and black raspberry are wrapped in bay leaf, violet, lavender and forest floor. The palate is rich and soft yet with powerful acidity, carrying lavish flavors of baked fruit, strong florality and tarragon spice.
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.