This is a Syrah to be reckoned with. Deep violet, macerated cherry and black berry and fresh fennel on the nose give way to a luxurious palate, where a little sip goes a long way. Flavors include black and sour cherry and licorice-led herbals, providing great tension between fruit and spice.
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.