Light in color, this blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon shows berry fruit, baked brick minerality, rose petals and bay leaf on the nose. It's easygoing and unique on the palate, with tangy juniper, balsam oil and pine needle flavors spicing up the berry fruits. Butterscotch flashes on the finish.
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.