WSI93 Classic styled Cabernet, prominently showing red currant, mellow cigar-box spices, earthy tones and a juicy fresh finish – Still young but will certainly come around in the next few months or with a good decanting.
Estate Notes: Oh so pleasing in its feeling in the mouth. This young wine is aiming for current drinking… best when served after 6-8 hrs with the top off. Be sure to hide away a few bottles for mid-term cellar development. This 2021 Kathryn Kennedy Small Lot beats many of the $100 CA Cabs. It might be the best vintage of this label in the last 10 years
World class mountain terroir combined with micro-managed vineyard care leads to the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon raw materials. This wine was vinified using the same small scale techniques we employ for our other great Cabs. Fermented in open top vats with hand punch downs, then aged in a com bination of American and French oak barrels.
2021 comes out of our multi faceted reset to methods and goals for Small Lot Cabernet
• Less extractive fermentation and aging techniques.
• 11 month barrel aging regime.
• More proactive tannin management during barrel aging.
• Screw caps (because I’ve had enough of cork taint casting a shadow on my hard earned reputation).
Has this changed the wines character? Undoubtedly, but it’s my opinion that those changes have been for the better… improved drinkability at the time it’s actually on the market as well as improved pairing with food.