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2013 Kalas

2013 Kalas

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.

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SKU: 313
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Kalas
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard Designation
Camp 4 Vineyard
Aging
40% New French Oak / 60% Neutral French Oak for 18 months
Bottling Date
6.25.15
Tannin
6.3
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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. Composition: 54% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ratings
Terroirist.com, April 2016 - 92 pts Wine Enthusiast, May 2016 - 91 pts Wine & Spirits, April 2016 - 90 pts Vinous, September 2016 - 88 pts
Awards
Santé, December 2015 - Gold Star
Vineyard Notes
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.
Production Notes
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.
Food Pairing Notes
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.
Other Notes
Cases Produced: 133

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