2008 Kaena Hapa
USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Rating: 93
Uncorked: 2011.07.02 Shared with friends in celebration of Barry & Mary’s 50th Anniversary and Renewal of Vows
An extraordinary wine for an extraordinary occasion — celebration of friends’ 50 years of marriage and renewal of their vows. This wine is young and verile with layer upon layer of explosive aromas and flavors. The Syrah and Grenache lead this wine with potent fruit and solid backbone — dark red cherry, blackberry, and ripe plum with deep earthiness. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon to this blend adds dimension and structure — a long finish with solid tanins. Like a long marriage, this wine will develop, soften, and become more nuanced with time. It is certainly “rarin’ to go” right out of the bottle and was wothy of the celebration for which it was opened.
$37.00 / $29.60 (club price) from Mikael Sigouin (winemaker) at Kaena Wine Company