This appellation blend's aromas are deep and dark, with blackberry, black plum, anise and thyme touches. Its flavors are aggressive, grabbing the taster's attention with black raspberry, elderberry and black pepper tones. The tannins are surprisingly grippy.
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: email@example.com.