This is one of the first $120 Pinot bottlings from the Edna Valley, and it impresses with power and complexity. Aromas of black plum and boysenberry are lifted by sandalwood, clove and loamy earth scents. The palate's deep berry fruits are spice by shaved licorice and cinnamon, with a tightly woven structure that contributes to a long lasting finish.
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.