Kathryn Kennedy Sauvignon Blanc - California (50% Monterey, 50%
Light-medium yellow color. Nose of lemon and lime notes, with just
a touch of Mandarin orange. Nearly perfect in balance, terrific
off-sweet citrusy flavors, and a very nice cripness to the long
Kathryn Kennedy Syrah - Santa Cruz Mtns.
Dark ruby garnet color. Very nice blackberry/blueberry aromas, with
just a touch of smokiness, light herbs, and some tarry notes in
the nose. Lots of dark fruit throughout, chewy mouthfeel with juicy
acids, very nice balance, and a long smooth finish.
in 1973 in Saratoga, California, the Kathryn Kennedy estate
vineyard consists of eight acres of vines planted on their
own roots by Kathryn in 1973. The soil and climate on the
inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains seems to have just
the right amount of marine influence to yield outstanding
some extent, this is ground zero for a lot of pioneering winemaking
in California. Within eyesight, or at least very close by,
legendary names like Paul Masson and Martin Ray began to exert
their respective influence on the California wine industry.
The Kathryn Kennedy property was included in the Santa Cruz
Mtn appellation in 1981.
2001 Kathryn Kennedy Estate
- Santa Cruz Mtns.
Medium dark garnet color. Lots of smoky dried cherry fruit, with
just a hint of olive and herb in the nose. Still quite young in
mouthfeel, with ripe dark cherry/blackberry flavors, juicy acids
and nice concentration through the latter palate. Sweetens up just
a bit on the smooth and silky finish.
Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Santa Cruz Mtns.
Medium-dark garnet color. Lovely
cassis and baking spice notes in the nose. Moderately full on the
palate, excellent balance, smooth fine-grained finish. Very "claret-like"
in style 100%