Dried red cherries, woody elderberry, dried oregano and smoked brisket aromas show on the nose of this wine by the Riboli family. The palate offers lavender and other purple-flower extracts along with plums, black cherries and lots of tobacco and cigar box complexity.
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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.