Winemaker Christian Roguenant makes a strong series of affordable white wines from the Niven family under this label. This Sauvignon Blanc delivers aromas of lemongrass, wet stone, lime zest and white pepper. Flavors recall sipping ice-cold creek water, with refreshing notes of cut grass, honeydew melon, ripe apple and lime juice.
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.