80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Primitivo from Lazio, Italy.
Available for as low as $17.99. Imported by Vintage Point.
From the winery:
"IF YOU SEE KAY is a red wine blend from the Lazio region of Italy. Just South of Tuscany, Lazio encompasses Rome, and was the summer getaway for the Caesar’s and still is for the Pope. There are myriad vineyards in Lazio and it is home to stunning hillsides planted with Ancient Varieties like Nero Buono and Primitivo, but is also ideal for growing classic vines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
The Climate in Lazio is not unlike kay’s home in the Napa Valley. Warm, dry days throughout the summer build power and structure in the grapes. Proximity to the sea brings cooling breezes in the afternoon, helping maintain balance of acidity and preserve delicate aromatics.
The 2011 Blend is made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Primitivo. The wine is inky black and the aromas match; crushed blackberry and cassis combined with a meaty smokiness rise from the glass. In the mouth, Kay is rich, full, and powerful, yet creamy in texture and extremely well balanced.
GET A BOTTLE WHILE SHE’S IN TOWN, she doesn't stay put for long. Enjoy Kay with grilled meat, wood-fired pizzas and friends with big personalities.
The 2011 Hundred Acre "if you see kay" Red Wine begins with a pleasant aroma of blackberry, black currant, black pepper and a touch of smoke along with a little vanilla and cola. The wine definitely needs some time to open up so you probably want to give it some time to decant before drinking. Tasting reveals tons of super ripe fruit (blackberry, plum and prunes) wrapped up in a very smooth and creamy texture with touches of mocha, toffee and vanilla. The touch of smoke from the nose also carries over in this very Zinfandel-like wine. Sweet spice and fine yet gritty tannins lead into the long, dry finish.