This intriguing, 100% whole-cluster wine comes from a vineyard in Corralitos, 900 feet above the Monterey Bay. Remarkably light in color and slightly foggy in appearance, it offers distinct red licorice, sharp orange peel, Mexican spice and fresh cracked dark chocolate aromas. On the palate, the soft mouthfeel is layered with cranberry, pepper spice and strawberry fruit leather, making for a light but wickedly flavorful sipping experience.
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: email@example.com.