A slight effervescence marks this bottling from a Trinchero brand. It's fresh on the nose, with key lime, chalk and ripe Asian pear aromas, all hinting at sweetness. The palate is in fact lightly sweet but not cloying, offering ripe red apple, honeyed pear and jasmine 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.