This very underripe expression of Pinot Noir will win hardcore fans of that style. Tart raspberry meets with green peppercorns, underbrush and Kalamata olives on the nose. The palate is also full of olives, from Kalamata to green, with damp sagebrush, forest floor and more green-peppercorn 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.