The aromas are rather reserved, with hints of cola, wet slate, Dr Pepper and herbed strawberry. The flavors are good but light in presentation, conveying cherry cola and a bit of minerality. Easy, quality sipping but not very expressive.
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.