An elegant nose opens this action-packed wine, with cola, dried strawberry, cherries, blueberries, white pepper, dried lavender and savory herbs all present. The palate is juicy with boysenberry and olallieberry, rounded out by black tea and a mouthwatering finish. It's a little hot, but very dynamic and good. Drink now.
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.