2007 Kapcsandy Family - Cabernet Sauvignon State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

Absolutely riveting, and even better than I predicted last year is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Made from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (400 cases produced), in two weeks of tastings, this wine stood out as one of those singular efforts that it is impossible to get out of your mind and off of your palate. A flawless, seamless, profound example of Napa Cabernet, it exhibits an opaque purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings, cedar, creme de cassis, ink, flowers, and espresso roast. With phenomenal depth, a multidimensional personality, unbelievable length, and an impeccable integration of all its component parts, this stunning wine lasts and lasts, with a finish approaching a full minute.

Drink Dates: 2012-2042
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 186

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

($225; 92% cabernet sauvignon) Deep ruby. The nose offers an ineffable candied perfume of crushed dark berries, violet and licorice pastille, espresso and lavender. Then wonderfully precise and pure in the mouth, with outstanding inner-mouth aromatic character to the flavors of black and purple berries, lead pencil and flowers. I suspect this wine is in the process of shutting down in the bottle, and it may well need a decade or more to show its great inherent quality. Finishes with palate-saturating length and building but thoroughly ripe and fine-grained tannins. These 2007s have delivered splendidly on the outstanding potential they displayed from barrel a year ago.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Tightly wound and Bordeaux-like in its structure and mix of earth, graphite and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, but keeps revealing extra layers of depth and complexity only to be reigned in by gripping tannins.

Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 98
Author: Vinography
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2009
Drink Dates: 2011-2028
Site Blog: Vinography: A Wine Blog Barrel Sample. Inky purple in the glass, this wine has a gorgeous nose of cassis and graphite aromas. Explosively juicy in the mouth, the wine has incredible balance, while maintaining an amazing dynamic range of flavors that modulate between chocolate, black cherry, cassis, and a deep wet dirt quality that makes the whole experience like plunging a straw into the sweetest bit of chocolate sod you could ever dream up. Phenomenal. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot.

Rating: 92
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/26/2010
It is kind of subdued and simple. It is not the same wine as what I tasted with Lou Kapcsandy in the winery 1 month ago. Will need to revisit several years from now.

Average rating: 97, based on 5 reviews
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1090 bottles owned by 244 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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