2014 Lateral Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend SKU #1344042

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K&L Notes

The Napa Valley label from Kathryn Kennedy. 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc from organic vineyards mostly in Carneros and Coombsville. From the winery: "2014 Vintage - Darkest Lateral in recent years. Alluring and expressive nose of smashed black cherries, pencil lead, warm earth aromas that feature hints of spices such as cedar wood box, dried rose petals and mint candy. Rich black cherry in the mouth. This wine has that “wow factor” with deep, rich and complex fruit flavors and a smooth satisfying texture with a lower tannin leading to a lithe and silky finish. Begs for 'big boy' food pairing without a need for cellaring."

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    K&L Staff Member
    A deft blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from premium organic vineyard sites throughout Napa Valley, the Lateral was first created by owner and winemaker Marty Mathis over twenty years ago as a "Right Bank" wine with California panache. Droves of satiated wine lovers have since proved him right, as this most recent vintage again delivers provocative aromatics and abundant flavors of black cherries, blackcurrant and ravishing plums with whispers of eucalyptus, graphite and orange peel, followed by pliant tannins and a smooth, rounded finish. Drinking window? Open and enjoy n-o-w.....
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    If you love right bank Bordeaux, you will love Kathryn Kennedy's "Lateral". Some of you may have tasted the outstanding "Serious" Merlot we had from Kathryn Kennedy earlier this year, and you'll know that Merlot from this producer is anything but boring. The Lateral blends Merlot with Cabernet Franc in a traditional right bank style wine with a California twist. Looking for an elegant Napa wine that is at the same time layered, complex and affordable? This is it.


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