LATERAL

2014 Cabernet Franc
Los Carneros

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 187
Vintage

2014

LATERAL

Cabernet Franc
Los Carneros

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Franc; the finest Cabernet Franc we have come across in the last 10 years
  • Our winemaking team of Marty Mathis and Chris Condos usually reserve this Cabernet Franc for blending
  • From a cool climate location in the Los Carneros nested appellation
  • Aged in 50% new French oak barrels

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your 100% Cabernet Franc Premiere Napa Valley wine is the finest Cabernet Franc that LATERAL has come across in the last 10 years. Their winemaking team of Marty Mathis and Chris Condos usually reserve this Cabernet Franc for blending from a cool climate location in the Los Carneros nested appellation. As a final touch, the wine was aged in 50% new French oak barrels.


Chris Condos

Winemaker, LATERAL

Winemaker, Chris Condos

Chris grew up in a large Greek family, His grandfathers made wine, his father sells wine, so naturally he thought that someone in the family should do both. After graduating with a Plant Ecology degree, Chris went on to study Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis. In 1995 he went to work for Pine Ridge Winery in Napa as their enologist, mainly making Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and, of course, Chenin Blanc. Currently Chris is a winemaking consultant for Kathryn Kennedy Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and recently started a new brand called Horse & Plow.

Country born: USA

Education: After graduating with a Plant Ecology degree, Chris went on to study Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Condos is renowned for his expertise in high quality, small batch
wines and his advocacy of Advanced Organics, cutting edge organic winemaking practices. For over fifteen
years, he has skillfully crafted Lateral, bringing out the greatest harmony possible from the traditional varietals.

Marty Mathis

Winemaker, LATERAL

Winemaker, Marty Mathis

Creator of LATERAL blend and Founder of LATERAL brand. Considered one of the top Bordeaux-style winemakers in the state.

Country born: USA

Education: BA in International Relations from UC Davis in 1979.
Certified Wine Judge by State of California in 1984
Former President Santa Cruz Mountains Viticulture Assoc.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
National Champion Cabernet Sauvignon by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 1984.
Best of Show - California State Fair
Best of Show - LA County Fair
Best Of Show -Santa Cruz County Fair
Best Of Show - West Coast Wine Competition
Twice awarded 93 Pts by the Wine Spectator for 1985 and 2008 vintages.
Served 12 years as judge at the Orange County Wine Competition.
Served as Judge at California State Fair.

Winemaking Philosophy:
For Marty Mathis, veteran winemaker at Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Lateral has been a continual pursuit of
quality. Nearly twenty years ago, with the fine wines of St. Emillion Bordeaux as his inspiration, Mathis set
out to create a balanced, luxurious blend from the finest grapes he could access. His inspiration has never
wavered, leading him finally in 2008 to select Napa Valley vineyards, including well-known names such as
Robert Sinskey, Yount Mill and Pat Garvy.

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