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2013 Kapcsandy Family - Cabernet Sauvignon State Lane Vineyard (Grand Vin)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 100 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 189810-2013-375-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A classy effort that is tight, structured and firmly tannic, with a core of chewy licorice, blackberry, currant, savory herb and underbrush flavors. Impressively focused and graceful, this glides along the palate. The modest tannins portend well for the future. Best from 2020 through 2032. 550 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2032
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating:

    Little can be added to the greatness of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine (600 cases) is truly stunning in its dense, crAme de cassis and blackberry-scented nose with a hint of barbecue smoke and forest floor. Tasting like a ripe vintage of Chƒteau Latour from Pauillac
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  • 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.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 192 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors