Dense and black in the glass, this bottling shows black currant, blueberry, dark chocolate and coffee scents. The palate is framed by hearty tannins that provide structure but don't get in the way, holding up milk chocolate, violet, and black cherry flavors. It finishes on a burnt fudge kick.
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.