Kathryn Kennedy's knowledge of the Santa Cruz Mountains allowed her to access grapes from superior small vineyards. These growers include residential homeowner whose grapes arrive at the crush pad in very small lots. Warmer growing conditions on the inland side of the coast range have proven to yield superb Cabernet. Limited to 500 cases this wine was vinified using the same small- scale techniques Kathryn Kennedy employs for her other great wines. In the hands of a seasoned Cabernet specialist like Marty Mathis, the results are extraordinary. Aged in equal parts French and American oak barrels for twenty months, it is styled as a sleek and supple, rich and luxurious mountain Cabernet that drinks well at a young age. With hints of cedar, dried blueberries, and sage, this is a serious and earthy Cabernet that will not let you down!