The nose of this bottling is quite shy. After being open for hours, it begins to show dust and soil aromas, like sun-baked clay, crushed rocks and flint. The palate is also hard to decipher, with a little blackberry fruit but mostly dry, flat soil flavors.
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.