The nose promises so much that it's not surprising when the flavors overdeliver. The aromas include intoxicating rose, stargazer lily and apricot brandy. Next, the viscous palate combines buttered bread, hard orange candy and powerful vanilla. There's not a lot of acidity and the result is nearly cloying.
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.