This is a lively and fascinating Sauvignon Blanc for those who love the herbal side of the grape. Dill, basil and bell pepper aromas garnish its baseline of graphite minerality. The palate also rides the pyrazine edge, showing cut grass, lime peel, jalapeño and wet stone 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.