Louisa Sawyer Lindquist's racy bottling would make the Rías Baixas crowd happy. Asian pear, nectarine, crushed rock and pithy citrus aromas bring great tension to the nose. The palate delivers a chalky minerality, bright and fresh acidity and refreshing if slightly sour lime peel flavors.
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.