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2013 Kalaš

50.00/ bottle

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

92 SCORE – Terroirist.com, April 2016

91 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, May 2016

90 SCORE – Wine & Spirits, April 2016

GOLD STAR – Santé, December 2015

88 SCORE – Vinous, September 2016

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

This red Bordeaux blend is a deep colored wine with immediate expressive aromatics that flirt with your senses.  It has complex flavors of sweet, spice, and mineral that
highlight the soil from which this wine is derived and can be associated to a right bank Bordeaux style.  It emanates a wonderful balance.  The palate shows a blend of spice,
earth, blackberries, and black cherry flavors with a savory structure and great acidity.  The subtle tannins show off the precision and elegance of this wine.

VINTAGE

The vintage of 2013 has proved to be the highest quality vintage thus far for Kitá Wines.  It’s amazing to see two consecutive back to back vintages of amazing quality and
a second year of ideal growing conditions.  Yields were back to normal after the high-yielding vintage of 2012.  We saw great weather conditions during the growing season
and a balanced crop load which led to an outstanding vintage.  The moderate weather conditions put little pressure on the vines and produced grapes with well-balanced
chemistries.  Although the harvest was compressed with 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 wines in barrel showed great richness, depth, and balance in their infancy which proved to show signs of an excellent vintage.

 

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

The savory and earthy characteristics of this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon makes for an easy combination with meaty stews, braised lamb, or even a batch of red chile chicken enchiladas.

 

 

Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard
Camp 4 Vineyard
Harvest Brix
25.2%
Composition
54% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturation
40% New French Oak / 60% Neutral French Oak for 18 months
Alcohol
13.8%
TA
6.30
pH
3.70
Bottling Date
6.25.15
Cases Produced
133