White rocks and green bell pepper aromas take centerstage on this somewhat rare Sauvignon Blanc from Edna Valley, which usually focuses on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Those bell peppers carry into the palate alongside a round melon presence and the savory contribution of dried herbs. Try with chile verde.
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.