2005 Kathryn Kennedy "Lateral"

SKU #1040918

Possibly one of the greatest deals to come down the California Meritage pike in a while is the 2005 "Lateral" from Kathryn Kennedy. With its cocoa-laden nose, round creamy texture, flavors of chocolate-covered raspberries and a pleasing savory finish, this wine's a hit. As a long running favorite of the K&L Staff and an October 2008 Wine Club selection many of you may have already enjoyed this wine. The good news, and the reason we are putting this in front of all you once more, is that we've worked out a new price with the great folks at Kathryn Kennedy, which will allow us to sell this for considerably less than before. This new price is even a dollar a bottle below our previous "Club Re-Order" price of $25.99. A great deal in times where we're all looking for one. There has never been a better opportunity to refresh yourself with the wildly underrated wines of Kathryn Kennedy and save some hard-earned cash while doing so. (Bryan Brick, K&L) Lateral is inspired by the famous wines of the St-Emilion district of Bordeaux. The blending of Cabernet Franc and Merlot is the cornerstone of this model. Winemakers Marty Mathis and Chris Condos have been carefully assembling the Lateral blend for almost a decade. According to Wine Spectator: "...well-structured, with fresh earth, currant and vanilla notes and strong herbal and cedar flavors." (06/08)

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.9