LATERAL has earned a cult following for being quite simply the finest Bordeaux-style blend at its price point. 


2016 Vintage

2016 Vintage - NEW RELEASE - $50.00/bottle - 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 enjoyed now and over a longer period of years..

- Marty Mathis


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Photo Credit: ms.akr

For Marty Mathis, veteran winemaker at Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Lateral has been a continual pursuit of quality. Over twenty years ago, with the fine wines of St. Emillion Bordeaux as his inspiration, Mathis set
out to create a balanced, luxurious blend from the finest grapes he could access. This pursuit has never wavered, leading him finally to select Napa Valley sources, including top level vineyards such
as Robert Sinskey, Yount Mill and Pat Garvey.

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Lateral is an artisan wine, handmade by Chris Condos
(Vinum Cellars and Horse & Plow) in concert with owner Marty Mathis.  Condos is renowned for his expertise in high quality, small batch wines and his advocacy of Advanced Organics winemaking practices.  For over twentyfive years, he has skillfully crafted Lateral, bringing out the greatest possible synergy from these traditional varieties.

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