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2010 Kapcsandy Family - Endre - State Lane Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 350950-2010-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The less expensive 2010 Endre (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc aged in both French and Hungarian oak) is very Bordeaux like. Notes of bouquet garni, red and black currants and loamy soil are present in this medium-bodied wine that seems to be a faster evolving effort than its siblings. With excellent texture as well as an elegant style, and I use that word in a positive sense, it should drink well for 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (this cuvee represents 68% of the estate's production due to severe selection in 2010; includes a good bit of press wine): Aromas of currant and smoked meat lifted by a floral element. At once sweet and juicy, with harmonious acidity giving cut and lift to the complex flavors of currant, raspberry, licorice, tobacco and tea leaf. Surprisingly open at this stage, and long on the aftertaste.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Offers a rugged mix of crushed rock, dried berry and dried herb. Ausone-like in terms of austerity and minerality, this is tight, dry and tannic. The most closed and reticent of the new KapcsA­ndy 2010s. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    The 2010 Endre explodes from the glass with juicy dark cherries, plums, cloves, orange rind and new leather. There is an exotic, extroverted quality to the 2010 that is highly appealing. Ripe, silky tannins add to an impression of total precision and finesse. Although the 2010 is an infant, its sense of harmony is so compelling the wine drinks beautifully right now. The 2010 is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025...Lots that don't make it into the Estate Cuvee are considered for Endre. With the 2010 vintage, Kapcsandy is introducing a new Proprietary Blend. In all of my travels throughout the world I have met few producers who can match Lou Kapcsandy's passion and total dedication to excellence. Along with his son Louis and consulting winemaker Denis Malbec, Lou Kapcsandy continues to craft exceptional wines loaded with class and pedigree
    Author: Phillip
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 157 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 43 collectors)