There's an impressive density to the aromas of this blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot and 9% Malbec, with ample amounts of black plum, lilac and damp forest wood. The palate's hearty structure carries ample purple fruit as well as dark chocolate, thyme marjoram and rainbow peppercorn flavors. Quite thick with tannins.
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.