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2013 Syrah

$30.00/ bottle

This deep, ruby colored wine is brooding with aromatics of blackberry, blueberry, clove, black pepper, and vanilla. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced between its lively acidity and elegant structure. The dark fruit, spice, tobacco, and chocolate attributes live in its core and introduce you to its beautiful texture and weight. A lengthy finish of silky tannins entices you to have another sip.

91 SCORE – Terroirist.com, January 2016

GOLD STAR – Santé, December 2015

EDITOR’S PICK – Sunset magazine, June 2016

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

VINTAGE

The vintage of 2013 proved to be the highest quality vintage thus far for Kitá Wines. It’s amazing to see two consecutive 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 ripening 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

This rich, full-bodied Syrah has the tannins and structure to be able to shine alongside strong flavors and rich meals. The dark fruit and tobacco aromatics allow it to match well with grilled sausage or tuna as well as spareribs or gourmet hamburgers.

Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard
Camp 4 Vineyard
Harvest Brix
24.3%
Composition
100% Syrah
Maturation
30% New French Oak / 70% Neutral French Oak for 18 months
Alcohol
13.50%
TA
6.00
pH
3.80
Bottling Date
6.25.15
Cases Produced
500