IF YOU SEE KAY is a red wine blend from the Lazio region of Italy.
Just South of Tuscany, Lazio encompasses Rome, and was the summer
getaway for the Caesar’s and still is for the Pope. There are myriad vineyards
in Lazio and it is home to stunning hillsides planted with Ancient Varieties
like Nero Buono and Primitivo, but is also ideal for growing classic vines like
Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot.
The Climate in Lazio is not unlike kay’shome in the Napa Valley.
Warm, dry days throughout the summer build power and structure in
the grapes. Proximity to the sea brings cooling breezes in the afternoon,
helping maintain balance of acidity and preserve delicate aromatics.
The 2012 Blend is made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot,
5% Syrah, and 5% Primitivo. The wine is dark purple to the rim, massive
ripe black fruit and rich spice aromas hit you right away. Dense blackberry
and mocha flavors dominate the palate, the mouth filling texture is powerful,
yet elegant and creamy all the way through. The finish goes on forever, with
hints of smoke and grilled meat lingering at the end. Kay is very versatile
with food, but she’s always pairs best with big, bold flavors.
If You See Kay is another innovative offering from visionary winemaker Jayson Woodbridge and partner Chris Radomski.
Having created a host of successful brands such as Hundred Acre, Cherry Pie and Layer Cake wines, they saw the opportunity to develop a sexy, provocative wine outside the boundaries of traditional wine styles, themes and packaging. Selecting fruit from top vineyards in Lazio, Italy, if you see kay is a luscious Cabernet Sauvignon blend that boldly illustrates the team's winemaking philosophy: "Risk everything."
If You See Kay is a culmination of outstanding winemaking and the image of a strong woman, Kay, who embodies the principles of living life to the fullest. The graphic image of Kay as a tattooed woman on a motorcycle perfectly captures the "wide open-throttle" approach to winemaking and was an apt representation of the new brand.