2011 Kapcsandy Family - State Lane Vineyard Rose 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Yountville/ Rose / Proprietary Blend
2011 Kapcsandy Family - State Lane Vineyard Rose
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(aged in one-year-old barrels for 18 months): Palish amber-edged red. Wild strawberry and smoke on the nose. Densely packed and very dry, with terrific retention of fruit for a long-aged rose. A suggestion of nutty oak carries through on the finish, which boasts sneaky length. Lou Kapcsandy believes that this will remain fresh for at least ten years. He recommends pairing it with grilled salmon or oysters but believes that it's too weighty for sushi. Seriously rich rose.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 174

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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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