Fresh cut lemons, grapefruit pith and rounder peach tones meet with the telltale petrol and wet-cement aromas on this extremely fresh and vibrant bottling from the Niven family. Ripe stone-fruit and orange flavors show up at the start of the sip, but the petrol character cuts through the entire palate. Will age quite well.
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.