Candied strawberry fruit meets with the lightest hint of sage on the nose of this bottling, which includes 18% Syrah. Rounded red fruits show on the sip with a pinch of dried garden herbs, set against a structure that's well balanced between acidity and tannins.
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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.