Pale pink in color, this is a pitch-perfect rosé, with aromas of watermelon, pink grapefruit, rose petal and lemon rind. There is great zip to the palate and a chalky texture, carrying fresh but tight red-fruit flavors. It will please New World and Old World fans alike.
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.