KAY IS ELUSIVE; SHE CAN BE COMING FROM ANYWHERE,
AROUND ANY CORNER, THE WORLD.
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 Caesars 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 Petite Verdot.
The Climate in Lazio is not unlike kayshome 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 2012 Blend is made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot,
5% Syrah, and 5% Primitivo. The wine is dark purple to the rim, massive
ripe black fruit and rich spice aromas hit you right away. Dense blackberry
and mocha flavors dominate the palate, the mouth filling texture is powerful,
yet elegant and creamy all the way through. The finish goes on forever, with
hints of smoke and grilled meat lingering at the end. Kay is very versatile
with food, but shes always pairs best with big, bold flavors.
GET A BOTTLE WHILE SHES IN TOWN, she doesnt stay put for long. Enjoy
Kay with grilled meat, wood-fired pizzas and friends with big personalities.