Lateral is a wine inspired by the Bordeaux region of St. Emilion and influenced by the interplay and tension created between Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Proprietor Marty Mathis, whom you might recognize from his super high-scoring Kathryn Kennedy wines, decided to showcase how each of these iconic grapes can harmonize to compliment yet contrast each other way that’s different from other Bordeaux style blends, and the results simply have to be tasted.

Best Napa Red Wine Made with Organic Grapes

* Fans have been secretly sipping on this for decades…
* Inspiring Right Bank Bordeaux influenced blend…
* Recently Garnering a Double Gold Medal…
* Lateral 2016 is a Champion (case-worthy).

2016 LATERAL Bordeaux Inspired Napa Valley Blend…

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LATERAL Red Wine has earned a cult following for being quite simply the finest Bordeaux-style blend at its price point…  The Kathryn Kennedy 2016 Lateral Red Blend slants towards cooler-climate, expressive vineyards, primarily located in the Southern portion of Napa Valley. On the palate, it’s a highly detailed wine with spiced red fruits, wild mint, rock minerals, rose and cocoa dusted plum. Fresh and Rich – This is a BIG Bordeaux Inspired Blend from Napa Valley, and this 2016 Vintage is a must-have for the many fans.


Tasting Notes from Winemaker: “Very deep dark royal purple color. Classic Bordeaux style nose with tobacco leaf herb notes and dark brooding black berry aromas plus hints of cherry cream candies. Ideal amounts of subtle creamy oak barrel influences. Soft ripe plums, vanilla cream and loamy earth notes are complex and very inviting. Fresh but rich in the mouth (like so many wines of 2016), lithe and elegant mouth-feel leads to cranberry, minerals and dark cocoa flavors. Tannins are still youthful and acid balance portends well for cellar development; This is a bigger style of LATERAL to be en- joyed now and over a longer period of years” 67% Merlot | Cabernet Franc 33% (made with Organic Grapes) 

Tasting Notes from Edward, “I humbly admit I still have a lot to learn about Bordeaux and French Wines… living in Napa Valley and California for the past 20-years, my God Bless the USA palate skews more towards Fruit-Forward Wines, and I love Big, Bold and Rich – the 2016 Lateral is the best of all Worlds: Old World Bordeaux Inspired Blend, yet crafted from New World Organic Fruit, and it’s just a perfect combination; especially for pairing with food. Apparently there is quite an Awesome Cult Following for this Napa Red, and just recently a VIP told me the Kathryn Kennedy 2014 Lateral was the best blend he has ever tasted in the $40-$50 range… he first tasted it at a restaurant. With no surprise, there are many Sommeliers, Foodies, and Restaurateurs that have been secretly sipping on this one for decades, and if you haven’t tried it yet, a case would be a great way to get to know this one, and for the many many fans, at least two cases are recommended while this New Release is available. I have a feeling this 2016 Lateral is going to fly!”