This red blend’s name, a reference to one of the Chumash dialects, hints
at how the wine is a native expression of the Santa Ynez Valley. With
75 percent syrah and 25 percent petite syrah — at least in this vintage
(the 2015 is sold out and the 2016 just released, and those percentages
are slightly different) — is big and bold, hale and hearty. There’s a
lot of French oak, but it’s very well integrated.