Earthy and gamy aromas of rust and blood meet with red cherry juice and cola on the nose of this bottling by Trey Fletcher from the region's most coastal property. It's soft on the palate, with light strawberry, tangy cranberry and red plum fruit, but it's the garrigue components of thyme and eucalyptus that take it to the next level. Add lively energy and it soars.
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.