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 Vintage2011(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2012 vintage.)
ProducerKaena (web)
VarietyWhite Rhone Blend
DesignationHapa Blanc
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationSanta Ynez Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.3 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 8/18/2013 & rated 90 points: Light yellow color; ripe pear nose; juicy, tart pear, apple palate; medium-plus finish (84% Grenache Blanc, 16% Roussanne; 13.9% alcohol) 90+ points (148 views)
 Tasted by christophee on 4/22/2013 & rated 88 points: Yelow with medium viscosity in the glass. Melon, citrus blossom, stone fruit and vanilla on the nose. Lite body with tart tropical fruit, steely minerals and melon on the palate. Secondary stone fruit and flowers. Round mouthfeel and zingy acidity. Medium finish. (524 views)
 Tasted by Poliosis on 3/10/2013 & rated 90 points: melon, honey, peaches on the nose. fuller texture, bright acid finish. really loved it. (587 views)

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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (8/18/2013)
(Kaena Hapa Blanc) Light yellow color; ripe pear nose; juicy, tart pear, apple palate; medium-plus finish (84% Grenache Blanc, 16% Roussanne; 13.9% alcohol) 90+ points  90 points
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Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley AVA is the largest wine sub-region of Santa Barbara County and has the highest concentration of vineyards. The valley runs from east to west, between the Purisima Hills and the San Rafael Mountains in the north, and the Santa Ynez Mountains in the south. Although the valley is open to the Pacific Ocean in the west, the fact that it is relatively narrow means that limited cool air and fog is funnelled in. Low average rainfall and a very long growing season make the region ideal for quality wine production.

The diverse climates of Santa Ynez Valley mean that a wide array of wines is produced. The cool, western part of the AVA is predominantly planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, accompanied by other aromatic white varieties. Botrytis cinerea (noble rot) is able to flourish here, allowing some outstanding dessert wines to be produced in suitable vintages. Further east, the cooling effect of the ocean is lessened as both vineyard elevation and average temperatures increase. This warmer part of Santa Ynez Valley is more suited to fuller-bodied grape varieties, such as Syrah and Merlot.
more ...s expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive, while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhone blends.

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