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2012 Kalas

$50.00/ bottle

“Breathe” in the Native language of Samala. A right bank of Bordeaux-inspired blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

A deep colored wine with immediate seductive aromatics that play with your senses. This right bank of Bordeaux inspired blend is comprised primarily of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is lush, comprising of blueberries, pencil shavings, spice, and black cherries. The power and grace of this wine is immediate and highlights the depth of flavors which include mulberry, violet, green olives, cedar, and underlying mineral characteristics. This wine is fruit driven, yet textured and structured throughout the palate. The crisp acidity balances the complex and dynamic tannic finish.

 Estate Oak Club  $42.50 /bottle          Reserve Oak Club  $40.00 /bottle

VINTAGE

After two challenging, cool years, the vintage of 2012 was an ideal growing season giving us a bountiful crop and excellent wines. The very pleasant weather gave us warm, sunny days and cool nights allowing the fruit enough hang time to develop complex flavors and textures. August proved to be a bit warmer than normal, helping to ripen the grapes and provide some well-balanced flavors and chemistry. The low juice yields allowed for better depth and concentration. It was an abundant harvest with yields being one of the highest on record for Camp 4 Vineyard.

VINEYARD

Camp 4 Vineyard is situated on the eastern most edge of the Santa Ynez Valley and serves as the gateway into Happy Canyon. The vineyard is home to 19 varietals focusing on Rhone and Bordeaux, providing an ideal microclimate with a long growing season and maximum flavor development. The sandy-loam soil aids in producing high quality wine grapes. We pride our vineyard on the perfect balance of quality and quantity and the focus on sustainable farming.

FOOD PAIRINGS

This Bordeaux blend is Merlot dominant with a backbone of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The bold herbaceous flavors and acidity from this blend makes this wine a good partner for fattier cuts such as lamb with roasted garlic, roast beef with a wine based jus or a rosemary roasted pork tenderloin.

Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard
Camp 4 Vineyard
Harvest Brix
24.2%
Composition
50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturation
35% New French Oak / 65% Neutral French Oak for 18 months
Alcohol
13.20%
TA
6.60
pH
3.51
Bottling Date
5.29.13
Cases Produced
123