Lovely aromas of exotic red cherries, sultry mace, spicy cinnamon and white sage show on the nose of this fresh and crisp bottling. There is ample peppery spice to the palate and a strong tannic tension, with flavors of Earl Grey tea, cranberry and pomegranate. Cherry compote shows 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: email@example.com.