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2013 Spe’y

30.00/ bottle

“Flower” in the Native language of Samala.
This Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane highlight the beauty of these varietals.

A deep colored wine that is bursting with exuberant freshness and complexity with aromas of violet, blueberries, and cherries are accompanied by hints of coffee and cinnamon. The palate is full-bodied, yet balanced with traces of spice, blueberries, and rose petals. The acidity in the wine emphasizes the balance of dense tannins to its elegant long finish.

92 SCORE – Terroirist.com, January 2016

88 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

88 SCORE – Vinous, September 2016

GOLD STAR – Santé, December 2015

 Estate Oak Club  $25.50 /bottle          Reserve Oak Club  $24.00 /bottle

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

A unique blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane, this spicy and fruity Rhone style red blend can easily compliment an array of unique and delicious courses including peppered steak or North African dishes like tagine or couscous.

Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard
Camp 4 Vineyard
Harvest Brix
24.8%
Composition
58% Grenache, 21% Syrah and 21% Carignane
Maturation
25% New French Oak/75% Neutral French Oak for 18 months
Alcohol
13.8%
TA
5.9
pH
3.7
Bottling Date
5.22.15
Cases Produced
467