Kita 2017 Syrah Camp 4 Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Tara Gomez, of the Chumash tribe, is one of my favorite winemakers for her elegant and expressive style. Named for the valley oaks that dot the landscape, this Syrah comes from the famous Fess Parker plot which was purchased by the tribe and tended with care. Alluring aromas of soft red plum, just ripe blackberry, subtle pepper, and premium dry aged beef lead to an elegant, medium bodied Syrah with good structure and an addition of violet and subtle black olive. A real treat that pays homage to its northern Rhone heritage, this Syrah is perfect with roast leg of lamb.