Deep, hearty and characteristically dark in the glass, this bottling shows blueberry, dark chocolate and a nice spearmint lift on the nose. The palate is rather tangy with underripe blackberry touches as well as subtle rosewater flavors. It's quite bright for the density of the wine.
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.