A mere 50 cases were made of this bottling from the Martini clone, and the care given to the wine shows. Aromas of lavender, potpourri, rosemary blossoms, tea leaves and juniper lead into a palate full of similar herbal and floral elements. But the sip also offers bright red fruit, tarragon and fennel flavors, leaving the mouth and soul refreshed.
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.