Green, black and kalamata olives rise to the top of this savory-scented wine. There is rich raspberry juice once sipped, alongside a sharper Earl Grey tea bitterness and a midpalate of beets and other roasted root vegetables. Tartness lingers in the palate.
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.