2018 Spring Harvest Menu
The School of Wine at Kennedy Cellars is excited to announce our grapes for the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Harvest! We are importing grapes from the Colchagua and Curico Valley in Chile, and the Stellenbosch and Pikenierskloof Region in South Africa. All prices are based on 200 liters of wine.
A darker, more full-bodied version of Pinot Noir. Campfire smoke is a signature characteristic with black cherry, cranberry, licorice and a touch of chocolate covered in purple flowers.
Sustainable vineyard practices allow true varietal fruit character to shine through. Rich, ripe and lush with refined masculine structure proves South African Cabernet to be a seamless balance of California and France.
Ripe black fruit meets savory spice supported by a backbone of tannins and full-bodied mouthfeel.
Dry, crisp, well-‐balanced and bright. Citrus and stone fruit play off of white flowers and slight herbal notes.
Intense and aromatic with notes of pepper, grapefruit and fresh cut herbs.
Ripe apple and pear flavors with tart pineapple lead the way. Stylistic decisions influence this wine heavily. If oak is used, vanilla, baking spices, and toast will round out the palate. This wine is dry with moderate acidity and full body.
Intense and aromatic with ripe tropical, stone and citrus fruit flavors, mingled with honeysuckle and spice. This full-‐bodied wine is dry to off dry with low acidity and high alcohol. Don’t be afraid to use oak on this beauty!
Bright red and tart black fruit , black tea and peppery herbal notes with violets and lavender all make an appearance. Bone dry to dry, moderate plus body with elevated tannins and acidity allow this wine to age.
Dark ruby in color, ripe red and lush black fruit are dominant with mint, purple flowers and hints of cocoa, anise and cinnamon. Tertiary flavors of earth and oak can show nicely here.
Ripe black and red fruit pop first. Violets and spice follow along with woody, green notes such as stewed tomatoes, green bell pepper or celery. Dry, yet ripe fruit attacks the palate with elevated alcohol.
Lush fruits of all colors dominate here including flavors of blueberry pie, silky Chambord and ripe red cherry. This is a dry wine with floral and a touch of earth to balance out the fruit.
Blue fruit takes the lead here, with red, black and purple plum depending on sun exposure. Notes of fig and prune add to the complexity to this soft and floral varietal. Hints of mint, fern, sage and anise can linger on the palate.
Ripe red fruit with brilliant dark ruby, purple and blue tones, along with firm tannins and elevated acidity. Excellent as a blending partner or to cellar at length.
A ribbon of silky rose petal, pomegranate and cherry flavors grace the palate with tea leaf, citrus peel and licorice notes. Oak can add vanilla, spice box, coffee, caramel and/or chocolate flavors. This is a dry wine with moderate body and tannins, bright acidity and alcohol.
Dark ruby/purple color with black, blue and rich red fruit all from tart to ripe and lush on the palate. Lavender and violets mixed with black peppercorn, jalapeno and bacon with a touch of leather roll through mid-palate. Bone dry to dry, moderate plus body, tannins, acidity and alcohol make this a perfectly balanced wine.
A twist of California’s Bordeaux blend! In this Chilean version, we blend equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Carmenere. A gorgeous harmony of black and red fruit develop, along with mint, violets and spice to create a structured yet fruit driven wine.
Santa Cruz Blend
A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Malbec ties together all of South America’s heavy hitters! Fruit forward with a balance of spice, structure and softness creates a beautifully balanced wine.
Many of the great Chilean producers craft this blend in their wineries! Both varietals produce a distinct and intense black cassis flavor with herbaceous notes and floral aromas.
Chardonnay Cabernet Franc
Muscat Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Gris Cab/Merlot Blend
Sauvignon Blanc Carmenere
South African Cabernet Sauvignon is due to arrive late April.
All Chilean Varietals are due to arrive in May.
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