Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kaena Winery in Los Olivos

Whoa, don't know what happened with that last post but here's what was supposed to be there.

We visited Kaena Winery's tasting room in Los Olivos and had a great tasting experience.  Winemaker Mikael Sigouin, is making some pretty hefty wines and uses many of the Rhone varietals in his blends. Mikael grew up in Hawaii, hence, the name of his winery, Kaena, is a Hawaiian word (for something).

Mikael is a great guy to talk to as he's very enthusiastic about making wines.  Also of interest at the tasting room is Shea, the wine tasting room manager.  She doesn't look old enough to drink but she really knows the wines.

I won't bore you with what wines we drank but we liked them all!  I highly recommend that you visit the tasting room.  It's well worth the time.  We bought several bottles and we're glad we did.

Actually I will bore you with one of the wines. Kaena Hapa, Hapa is a Hawaiian word meaning part or fraction.  This wine is 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre.  It is intensely deep in aromatics of raspberry dark cherry, and licorice and well balanced.

Tom da Wine Guy


At March 11, 2013 at 1:42 PM , Blogger George Robertson said...

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At March 11, 2013 at 1:44 PM , Blogger George Robertson said...

Good call on Kaena and Rocket Science. Viewed your RS back label that won you a case of wine. That creative writing class really helped. See you at TJ's Ventura in the near future.


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