Deep smells of sagebrush, cherry and herbed mushroom sauce lead the nose in Adam Lee's take on Rosella's Vineyard. The wine is rich and soft on the palate, with sour cherry, roasted tomatoes and a slightly bitter, tannic finish framed by espresso. Serve with thinly sliced roasted beef.
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.