Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3245 ratings
9.359 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

An absolute stunner. This was opened in 2016 and I was stunned to find the fruit in such perfect shape. A mature wine with not an ounce of baby fat but still retaining youthful, shimmering primary fruit. Perfectly delineated secondary and tertiary aromas- graphite, leather, dried herbs, violets come to mind, but mostly this was indescribable. Oak has done its job, faded into the background and left the rest to time. Gorgeous resolved tannins that remain just firm enough to have impact, but that glide effortlessly across the palate. Very lean, linear and supple feel to this wine- the very definition of elegance. The sense of delicacy and finesse is eerily similar to the ideal Pauillac. Among the very best and most complete wines I've ever tasted from the New World. Breathtaking.

An absolute stunner. This was opened in 2016 and I was stunned to find the fruit in such perfect shape. A mature wine with not an ounce of baby fat but still retaining youthful, shimmering primary fruit. Perfectly delineated secondary and tertiary aromas- graphite, leather, dried herbs, violets come to mind, but mostly this was indescribable. Oak has done its job, faded into the background and left the rest to time. Gorgeous resolved tannins that remain just firm enough to have impact, but that glide effortlessly across the palate. Very lean, linear and supple feel to this wine- the very definition of elegance. The sense of delicacy and finesse is eerily similar to the ideal Pauillac. Among the very best and most complete wines I've ever tasted from the New World. Breathtaking.

Jan 27th, 2018
Remi Barrett

Stunningly gorgeous Cab by Kathryn Kennedy. I couldn't stop smelling my glass even after it was gone. One of the best I've ever had.

Stunningly gorgeous Cab by Kathryn Kennedy. I couldn't stop smelling my glass even after it was gone. One of the best I've ever had.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Caroline Conner

Ripe, rich, super perfumed. Beautiful!

Ripe, rich, super perfumed. Beautiful!

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Holy schnikies - this is what California Cabernet should aspire to.

Holy schnikies - this is what California Cabernet should aspire to.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2013
Mark Lindzy

Money 💰

Money 💰

Aug 13th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Another classic old schooler, drinking perfectly well that night and maybe the wine of the night for me. Easily another 5 very good years left in this one. 😋

Another classic old schooler, drinking perfectly well that night and maybe the wine of the night for me. Easily another 5 very good years left in this one. 😋

May 12th, 2016
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Freaking awesome, delicious stuff. Unbelievably good. Dark red color which has barely evolved. Red plum, blackberry, liquor and chocolate. Tastes young still and shows what Santa Cruz Mountains can be

Freaking awesome, delicious stuff. Unbelievably good. Dark red color which has barely evolved. Red plum, blackberry, liquor and chocolate. Tastes young still and shows what Santa Cruz Mountains can be

Apr 5th, 2016
Harumph Wines

Owner Harumph Wines

9.0

HELLO! Zin like fruit, smoked meats, rich color, luscious.

HELLO! Zin like fruit, smoked meats, rich color, luscious.

Mar 31st, 2016
Marcus L

Freakin awesome. Lucky to get to try. Like visiting my grandma right before cocktail hour. Quiet and reserve till the martinis roll then can't calm it down.

Freakin awesome. Lucky to get to try. Like visiting my grandma right before cocktail hour. Quiet and reserve till the martinis roll then can't calm it down.

Mar 24th, 2016
Marshal White

SCM ripe. Which is to say, it still has plenty of acid and the fruit, while generous, is not roasted or cooked

SCM ripe. Which is to say, it still has plenty of acid and the fruit, while generous, is not roasted or cooked

Dec 19th, 2015