Lola Kay Proprietary Red 2014 | Off the charts absurd value
Lola Kay Proprietary Red 2014 displays dark crimson in color. With aromas of wild blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, sweet herbs, with dark chocolate and baking spice oak. While rich and attractive, showing excellent concentration. In addition, a creamy mid-palate, fresh acidity, and firm, chewy tannins. Dark chocolate lingers on the persistent finish. Drink now – 2022.
Lola Kay Proprietary Red 2014 is a robust California red blend composed of handcrafted Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère.
Winemaker Tim Milos makes Lola Kay Proprietary Red 2014 in a classically structured, food-friendly style. In addition showing remarkable depth, body, and delight. And though sweet, heavy-handed red blends are popular these days, that’s not his thing. Instead of making complexity and expressiveness their singular goal. Why? Because Tim is serious about making fine wine, and knowing you want something real.
The same attention to detail as $100+ wines
When tasting the Lola Kay Proprietary Red 2014, it becomes clear that Tim put the same amount of effort into crafting this red blend that he puts into countless high-scoring wines that fetch triple-digit prices. His experience at Opus One, Cliff Lede, and Hidden Ridge has honed a mastery of Bordeaux varieties. Rather, that’s evident in this red wine’s aromatic and dark-fruited nose, superb balance of opulence and freshness, powerful structure, and well-integrated oak.
So, Tim and his team tasted over 500 lots of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, narrowing the field to “three to four beautiful lots that work nicely together. First of all, the Cabernet Franc comes from a cool-climate site in Edna Valley. While the other lots come from Sonoma and Napa “estates of note. As Tim put it, “We should really call this wine NDA, given all the Non-Disclosure Agreements we have to sign every year to source this wine.”
Winemaker Tim Milos
Lola Kay winemaker Tim Milos has earned just about every accolade a winemaker can achieve. Notably, multiple placements on annual Top 100 lists plus countless wines rated 95 points and above. And of course a coveted 100-point perfect score from Robert Parker. He lavishes the same care and attention on this Lola Kay Proprietary Red 2014 as he does the 2013 Hidden Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Impassable Mountain Reserve that won 100 points from Robert Parker.