2007 Kathryn Kennedy "Lateral" Bordeaux Blend SKU #1059588


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Tasting Notes

This is Kathryn Kennedy's understandably popular blend featuring Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This easy to like wine is ready to drink and sure to please. Think of it as the California version of St-Emilion!

Staff Reviews

  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This cult red is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot from select coastal vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. This Rocks!, on the palate flavors of black cherry and plum and soft floral notes blend with silky tannins, the cab gives this a backbone that you feel, also a smoky vanilla from well-integrated oak.
  • Chiara Shannon
    By: Chiara Shannon
    K&L Staff Member
    The 07 Lateral from Kathryn Kennedy is a full-bodied and layered Cabernet Franc and Merlot-based blend; the Right Bank wines of St Emilion as its muse. Full of juicy blue fruit and a little oaky spice with an underlying earthy minerality, this wine is at once sophistated and approachable- a crowd pleaser with class. Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking to give a gift, you really can't go wrong with this wine.
  • Kyle Kurani
    By: Kyle Kurani
    K&L Staff Member
    Being an unabashed Santa Cruz Mountain appellation fan, this wine is always on my top list for the holidays. Kathryn Kennedy is nestled in the foothills of Saratoga and produces wonderful wines year after year. This year’s offering of the Lateral has a bit more fruit on the front pallet than last years, dark cherry and just ripe plums. The fruit is balanced by supple tannins and a sultry mouth feel. This Bordeaux blend delivers far mor complexity and richness than its price tag suggests. This wine will most certainly be on my Thanksgiving table, and opened up a least a few time prior to then.
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    The latest incarnation of this Santa Cruz Mountains Blend. Dark, rich and complex this wine has everything that the previous vintage had with just a touch more generous fruit.


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