Carmel Valley, Central Coast

Kita

Camp 4 Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Kitá, red blend, Santa Ynez Valley, CA, Vintage 2014, ABV 13.5%. The blend is comprised of 48% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. @kitawines

👁 It had a beautiful purple hue and vibrant notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, plum, violets, cedar, nutmeg, vanilla, leather, and tobacco. 👃 👄

I loved learning about the background on this wine and winemaker Tara Gomez, who studied enology with financial help from her tribe, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. 💕 Tara has worked with iconic figures in the California wine world — such as Fess Parker and J. Lohr— and has traveled the world, honing her own unique style of winemaking that blends the best of old world and new world techniques. 👏👏👏 @tgomez805

This red blend is made of grapes grown on the Camp 4 Vineyard, purchased by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in 2010, when Tara was hired as head winemaker. 🍇🍇 The land was previously cultivated by Fess Parker, who had an influence on Tara’s budding career while interning at Fess Parker Winery during her enology studies.

The word "Kitá" means "Our Valley Oak" in the Santa Ynez Chumash native language of Samala. The wine is speaks to “place” and respect for the land from which it is cultivated. 🌎 🌳 Yields and production are kept small to promote sustainable growing practices and the grapes are harvested by hand and vinified with minimal intervention.
— 10 days ago

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Sandhi Vintners

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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah 2017

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Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2015

N: Lemons, ginger, banana peel, very fresh, like a just passed thunderstorms sun. You can smell the oak, but it’s like a ghost in the background.
P:Lemon custard, ever so light, creamy,tart, long finish, slight wood. He was really talented.
R.I.P. Jim Clendenen
If served this “ blind”, very few would peg it as a Cali Chard. A stylistic response to criticism of previous, over the top Chards.
With time and air, some flinty mineral goodness appears along with the sensation of citrus pith.
— 5 days ago

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Burrell School Vineyards

Old School Santa Clara Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep ruby color. Aromas of black cherry, cigar box and baking spices. Black fruit juices, tobacco and black tea finish. High tannins, loads of sediment. Make your teeth purple. — 14 hours ago

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Coquelicot Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Daniel Bloom

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We love that mineral sense!

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Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Forsythe Vineyard (Alban)

The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2013

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Line Shack Winery

San Antonio Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A good everyday Cabernet Sauvignon from Monterey County in California.

Showing black fruits with oak, earth, vanilla, vegetables, spices, tobacco and chocolates.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Tasty and easy drinking. A good party wine too.

Good by itself and good right out of the bottle.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.
— 9 days ago

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Kenneth Volk

Enz Vineyard Zinfandel 2012

John Howard
9.3

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