The pioneering Haas family pulls from eight vineyards to make this pink blend of 73% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre, 6% Counoise and 4% Syrah. It shows lemon rind, cantaloupe and steely aromas on the nose. The palate takes hold quickly with its tense grip before unpacking its lush lemon and nectarine 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: email@example.com.