2013 Grenache Blanc
A straw-colored wine is laden with bright aromatics of white flowers, peaches, green apple, and subtle herbs. The intensity of the palate brings out flavors of floral honey, citrus, green apple, and a saline minerality. The dimensions of richness in this wine are balanced by the bright acidity, creamy texture, and intense, yet clean lasting finish.
92 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, December 2015 “Best of the Year” issue
90 SCORE – Terroirist.com, August 2015
“White peach, green melon, yellow and green apples…refreshing tartness … complex, full of flavor, yet stays tangy, salty and refreshing throughout. Really unique style.”
9 out of 10 SCORE – “This wine smells of pears and ranier cherries. In the mouth, pear and quince flavors have a wonderful grapefruit citrus and quince paste kick that builds in the long finish. Excellent acidity and length. Delicious.” Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com, August 2015
Estate Oak Club $18.70 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $17.60 /bottle
The vintage of 2013 has proven to be the highest quality thus far for Kitá Wines. It’s amazing to see excellence in consecutive vintages and a second year of ideal growing conditions. After the high-yielding year of 2012, the harvest
was back to normal. We saw great weather conditions during the growing season and a balanced crop load, leading to
an outstanding vintage. The moderate weather conditions produced grapes with well-balanced chemistries. Although everything ripened at once, the consecutive dry year produced low to average yields with smaller berries. The high skin- to-juice ratios produced more intense colors and flavors. The barreled wines showed great richness, depth, and balance in their infancy, indicating an excellent vintage.
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.
The 2013 vintage gave great subtle flavors of white flowers, citrus and green apple along with a brightness on the palate which make it the perfect match for seafood such as oysters dressed in Tabasco, red wine vinegar and shallot or a crab/ lobster soup. The acidity of the wine makes it a good pairing with light meat poultry in a wine-based garlic sauce.