Unfortunately, this very tiny vineyard only makes three barrels of Chardonnay, because this bottling is fantastic in every way. The lively nose shows lemon-lime soda, honeydew, gardenia and sea shells, while the palate is framed by a stunning chalky tension and sizzling acidity. Flavors of honeysuckle and green melon meet with salty ocean spray toward the finish.
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.