Very hoppy and herbal on the nose, this bottling offers aromas of dried blueberry, wet gravel and leather. The palate combines underripe blackberries with asphalt and espresso flavors. Too tightly structured now, it needs more time to develop.
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.