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. — 6 days ago
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.
$18. — 5 days ago
Had to try after seeing some many posts, but unfortunately the local store in upstate NY, as like many, don’t have many older vintages.
PnP’d and drank over 4 hours. Definitely young. Inky color. Big nose and wine. Nice character with oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and subtle baking spices. Reminded me a little of the Cabs we had in Portugal, Spain, and Croatia. Medium plus finish. Not my style, but age my get it there. — 21 days ago
There’s an absolute elegance to this beast from Paso. WA gave it 96pts and I’m right there too. The ‘17 was not nearly as nice as this. Big mashed berries nose, with silky tannins and rich Cherry. A little smoked tobacco rounds out a wonderful experience. — 5 days ago
Among Paso Robles better renditions…silky smooth, low tannin and med-full bodied refined to lush palate tasty w/deep dark berry perhaps cherry but not plums…nice…best with the usual for cabs - meat and lasagna or actually anything…had with Cordon Bleu… — 5 days ago