Winemaker Dominic O'Reilly worked for years under Ojai Vineyard Syrah master Adam Tolmach, so it makes sense that his take on this historic property would be so excellent. Aromas of deep black plum fruit are cut by game, tar and wild herbs. The palate shows fresh purple fruit and violets alongside cracked pepper, held up by a strong tannic backbone.
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.