Plump mulberry and black plum aromas are generous but reserved enough on the edges to keep it elegant, lifted by spicebox and sweet tobacco touches. Lovely layers of flavors explode on the palate, with a strong spicy character lifting the core of dark red fruit. There's also an earthy flavor, and perfect acidity binding it all together.
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.