2013 Merlot
Los Carneros

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 211



Los Carneros

5 cases produced


  • 100% Merlot from the Los Carneros appellation; certified organic by CCOF
  • Los Carneros is ideal for Merlot which achieves its full potential in a slightly cooler climate
  • Selected as unique and worthy of bottling for our PNV wine from among ten vineyard lots
  • Aged in 50% new French oak


Maybe it was the certified vineyards but many believe this version DOES TASTE BETTER....Find out for yourself if organic really makes a difference! Marty Mathis Creator of LATERAL concept and Founder of LATERAL brand. Considered one of the top Bordeaux style winemakers in the state. Son of Kathryn Kennedy and 40y veteran of the wine business. Brings extensive experience Bordeaux red winemaking; having personally made Merlot of Cabernet Franc lots from more than 25 vineyards from thoughout California. Advocate of multi-source blends and moderate extraction methods, Mathis was among the first in the modern movement to label a Napa Valley as “Made with Organic Grapes”. Certified as such in 2009 by the CCOF.

Wine Facts

  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

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.

Bin 104 Fine Wine & Spirits

5454 - Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton  AB  T6H 4J8


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Coquerel Family Wine Estates 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 19
LATERAL 2013 Merlot Los Carneros 19
Ballentine Vineyards 2010 Petit Verdot St. Helena 16
Casa Nuestra Winery and Vineyards 2010 Red Wine Oakville Oakville Farmhouse Historic Blend 16
Buehler Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Kindly Well 15
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