Charred strawberries and very ripe cranberry sauce make for a very compelling nose on this rare single varietal bottling of this lighter Rhône red. It's full and light on the palate, with tanned leather, sandalwood and more spiced strawberry. A very nice change of pace from the region's big reds and good way to impress wine geek friends.
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.