Wine Advocate | Rating: 95With respect to the hierarchy at Kapcsandy, they produce underrated and delicious dry Roses and a fortified Vino del Sol. The 2009 is an amazing wine made from 96% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot fortified with grape brandy and finishing at 17.4% alcohol with 7 grams per liter of residual sugar. It has loads of kirsch and blueberry notes, but it is clearly an after dinner drink rather than a dry red table wine. The least expensive cuvee is always their Endre, whose blend changes year-in and year-out. It represents over half of their production, and while it is tempting to say it's a second wine in the Bordeaux sense, it is really a separate selection. The limited production cuvees include the Merlot Roberta's Reserve (usually dominated by Merlot and under 300 cases), and two cuvees of Cabernet Sauvignon from the State Lane Vineyard, just under 500 cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin, their top red, and 300 or so cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cuvee.Author: Robert Parker
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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