Kapcsándy Family Winery Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$339.99

Limited release of Kapcsandy's top Cabernet. 96+ Points Antonio Galloni: "As great as the 2010 is, the 2011 isn’t too far behind. Silky, gracious tannins form the backbone in a refined, beautifully balanced Grand Vin long on class. Sweet, perfumed and utterly impeccable throughout, the 2011 is a Grand Vin simply superb. With time in the glass, the 2011 fleshes out beautifully, showing remarkable depth for the year. The 2011 is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The higher percentage of Merlot is typical of a lot of blends in 2011." "...Inspired by the great classic Napa Valley Cabernets of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Lou Kapcsandy set out to recapture that glory when he and his family purchased the State Lane Vineyard in Yountville in 2000. State Lane had previously been a source of fruit for Beringer’s State Lane and Private Reserve Cabernet bottlings. The vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera in 1999 and replanted in 2001 by Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer. Kapcsandy is a family affair, with Lou’s son Louis and wife Bobbi both deeply involved in the day to day running of the winery. Denis Malbec is the consulting oenologist."

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Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A blend of 56% Merlot, 36% Cab Sauv, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of berry fruit, sweet herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, ripe blackberry and currants with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish, soft ripe tannins ending with earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years.

A blend of 56% Merlot, 36% Cab Sauv, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of berry fruit, sweet herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, ripe blackberry and currants with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish, soft ripe tannins ending with earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years.

9.2

Punky Mahle Delectable Pro

Might be storage issue. Meh 2011 v

Might be storage issue. Meh 2011 v

8.8

Joe Roth

Well structured.

Well structured.

9.3

Benjamin Keator

2.5 hr decant. Bad vintage + great fruit/vintner still produces a fantastic wine. A little tart but not offensive at all. Lovely wine

2.5 hr decant. Bad vintage + great fruit/vintner still produces a fantastic wine. A little tart but not offensive at all. Lovely wine

9.4

Robert Berry

This is drinking very well right now. The mid and finish is superb. We opened this last night and only got better today.

This is drinking very well right now. The mid and finish is superb. We opened this last night and only got better today.

9.4

Alexandra Fondren

Sweet red fruit "like a snow cone"

Sweet red fruit "like a snow cone"

8.1

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