Kaena

(805) 451-6037 PO Box 420
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii I grew up under the loving care of my “Tutu” Lucille Hollinger, my Hawaiian great grandmother. I developed a passion for wine at an early age while drinking European wines with my German uncle and listening intently as he explained the importance of the vineyard. That passion grew into obsession working in the Honolulu fine dining industry. I moved to Northern California in 1996 upon my first visit to the famed Napa Valley. After an extensive gourmet tasting at Oakville grocery, I headed for Niebaum Coppola winery. The tasting was amazing consisting of a five year vertical of Rubicon. After the tasting I was fortunate to meet Francis Ford Coppola and discussed with him his future plans for the estate. Looking for a good site for lunch Mr. Coppola suggested his hilltop picnic grounds overlooking the vineyard. It was there over lunch and a bottle of 1994 Edzione Pennino Zinfandel that the enormous beauty of my surroundings overcame me. I saw a vision of what my life Read more »

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  • Kaena Grenache Santa Ynez Valley Tierra Alta Vineyard 2010

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    This is a really good grenache from Kaena. Dark berries, a hint of licorice, slightly minty, medium tannins and a real nice finish. This has a medium body that balances out nicely with the medium alcohol, overall extemely enjoyable! Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  •   My wife had some carry over vacation from last year that she needed ... but didn’t purchase)Kaena (Grenache Tierra Alta Vineyard)Dragonette (tasted but didn’t purchase)Blair Fox Winery (Viognier Paradise Road Vineyard)Day Four (Mid-west)Summerwood (Diosa)Windward (Monopole Pinot Noir)Epoch (tasted but didn’t purchase)Jack Creek (Pinot Noir Es... Read More

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  • Kaena Syrah Blend Santa Ynez Valley Hapa 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by bunchie


  • I asked in another thread about recommendation for the Okanagan Valley area of British Columbia, but now I'm asking for up-to-date stories about an area closer to (my) home. I have a family gathering in The Ojai/Santa Barbara area next month, and was wondering who has recommendations about particularly good wines and winery visits in that area t... Read More

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  • Kaena Rose 2008

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    Drink it. Will change your mind about men drinking rose. This is a totally panty dropper. Read More

    Wine review by DocRock


  • Kaena Grenache Santa Ynez Valley Larner Vineyard 2006

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    This is like Pinot for grown ups. Goes great with spice or smokey flavors. Easy daily drink. My number right now. Aloha. Read More

    Wine review by DocRock


  • Kaena Grenache Santa Ynez Valley Larner Vineyard 2006

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    So far the best Grenache I have tasted Read More

    Wine review by DocRock


  • http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090304.wldecanter04/BNStory/lifeFoodWine/home?cid=al_gam_mostemailThe key quote: "According to a recent U.S. study, the majority of established wineries in California, Oregon and Washington state - more than 1,000 - are expected to change hands by 2018."Very sad to see, but inevitable - especi... Read More

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