There is a powerful purity of fruit on the nose of this appellation blend from the single-vineyard-loving crew at Testarossa. Raspberry and fresh minerality rise to the top of the aroma profile. On the palate, it's soft and elegant, with a cranberry core bolstered by tar and peppercorn edges and a long 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.