11.23.2012

If You See Kay Red Wine


If You See Kay
Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Blend
2010
One True Vine/Hundred Acre Winery
Lazio, Italy

So... here's a wine that's garnered some attention, If You See Kay.  Obviously, the name is a play on words from the lengthy classic James Joyce novel, Ulysses.  The full quote is:

If you see kay      
Tell him he may      
See you in tea      
Tell him from me

An observant reader would notice another four letter word, but hey, it's literature!  What we're really here for is the wine!

If You See Kay is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based red wine blend out of Lazio, Italy.  It also contains Petit Verdot and Primitivo (Zinfandel).  And quite frankly, I LOVE THE LABEL.  I think the artwork is fantastic.  Easily one of my favorite wine labels.  Edgy, bold, and attention-grabbing. 

The controversy around this wine is, of course, surrounding the name.  Some people are prudes.  Last time I checked, we were all adults (us drinkers, I mean) and a simple pun, and a classic one from literature no less, is really not that big of deal.  But from a marketing standpoint, it served its purpose.  Attention is attention and those who were upset about this wine actually just drew more attention to it.  Silly people.

Anyway, the 2010 If You See Kay red wine pours a devilishly dark, deep blood red that verges on becoming black.  Smelling brings a pleasant but subtle blend of black raspberry, blackberry, and mocha.  Take and sip and she hits you with a bold and sensual combination of dry raspberries, juicy blackberry jam, plums, zesty cocoa nibs, and a bit of spice and rock 'n roll attitude with moderate tannins and a pleasing acidity.

Quite honestly, this wine is freaking delicious.  Deep, dark, and definitely well balanced with enough bold attitude to make me want to drink it sip after sip after sip.  Not to mention that I love the label artwork which makes all those plain beige labels seem so, well... plain.  If You See Kay is worth every penny of the $20 retail price.  

Find it.  
Drink it.

Drink This: if you want a delicious, dark red wine with a bit of attitude.
Don't Drink This: if you're a prude who can't get past the name of this wine.

Cheers!

        
   


 
 

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try it after that handsome review :)

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  2. Being an Ausie wine snob I am now on my third case,and serve this to a lot of my friends who all agree it is extremely easy drinking,
    and I have a lot of 100pt. wines in my cellar collection.

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  3. So Bob I have a Gourmet Cellar in Queensland I must have this wine who in Australia is distributing this little must have wine. I just have to have it...

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  4. Was jut given this as a gift. Quite excited to try it out! I had no idea what it was, and had to read the label a few times before I got the pun haha.

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