Though a lower-priced, grocery store-ready brand, Trinchero's SeaGlass offers reliably tasty and varietally familiar wines. This starts with candied red cherry, cinnamon, anise and a damp chaparral funk on the nose. The palate packs raspberry and cranberry fruit with Earl Grey, fennel and thyme accents.
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.