Lemongrass, honeysuckle, Gala apple and light caramel show on the riper nose of this bottling from the Los Gatos-based winery. Every-so-slight marshmallow flavors rise on the palate alongside jasmine and wet riverstone. The texture is chalky.
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.