Very elegant aromas of black plum, black cherry and black currant meet with bay leaf and mint on the deep nose of this blend of 61% Syrah and 39% Grenache. It's soft on the palate, with a cohesive flavor profile that pairs deep berry flavors with pepper and dried herbs. The Syrah is well tamed, proving mellow and soft overall.
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: email@example.com.