2006 Kapcsandy Family - State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee 1.5L

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend
2006 Kapcsandy Family - State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee
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International Wine Cellar | 91

($135; 48% each cabernet sauvignon and merlot, plus 4% cab franc) Good full, deep ruby. Lovely floral lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, licorice and violet. Supple and light on its feet-and likely to fill in with more time in bottle. This represents a barrel selection intended to make an earlier-drinking wine. Carrying a moderate 13.5% alcohol.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 93+

The 2006 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard (a 630-case blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc) displays classic aromas of pain grille, espresso roast, black currants, mocha, and chocolate presented in a full-bodied, deep, textured, impressively pure style. The oak is restrained, the acidity noticeable, but not tart, and the tannins substantial, but sweet.

Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 92

Elegant, understated and medium-bodied, with a mix of spice, red currant, black cherry and subtle herbal notes that are complex and concentrated, picking up black olive and wild berry flavors on the finish. Fine-grained tannins are nicely integrated. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Drink Dates: 2010-2017
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: Vinography
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2009
Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Site Blog: Vinography: A Wine Blog Inky garnet in the glass, this blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc has a nose of violets, cedar, and anise aromas. In the mouth it is suede smooth with beautiful tannins, and lush black cherry fruit. Great acidity makes for excellent balance and promises of longevity in the dark undertones of wet dirt that wax loamy into the long finish. 750 cases made.
More Vintages and Sizes of Kapcsandy Family - State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee:

2008 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)

About This Producer


The historic State Lane Vineyard, in the heart of the Napa Valley, was first leased by Beringer Estates in 1972 and was used to launch Beringer's famous Private Reserve Cabernet. The Kapcsandys purchased the property in May, 2000 and in 2001 teamed up with legendary winemaker Helen Turley and her viticulturist husband John Wetlaufer. After careful research, they discovered a unique vineyard with multiple micro-geological conditions and decided to redevelop the vineyard for its utmost potential and produce world-class red wines under the Kapcsandy label. The first two vintages - 2003 and 2004 - were produced by Helen Turley. For 2005 Rob Lawson, the winemaker at Napa Wine Company for the past 16 years, was brought aboard and in 2007, Denis Malbec became the sole winemaking consultant.

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