2008 Kapcsandy Family - Endre - State Lane Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

purely domestic wine report | Rating: 91

Started out at the same place as the other red varietals and receives roughly the same barrel regimen but don't make the cut for the cuvee. Has a spicy mint nose with red raspberry and polished floral notes. The palate has nice focus with velvet-like mid palate weight and complexity.

Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Author: Doug Wilder

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The 2008 Endre (a similar blend with slightly less Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals an elegant nose of licorice, white chocolate, espresso, herbs, black currants and blackberries, soft, silky tannins and abundant fruit. It is ideal for drinking during its first decade of life.

Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

(51% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 16% cabernet franc and 8% petit verdot): Ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Juicy, tight and dry; not a fleshy style but vibrant and rather suave, displaying some very ripe plummy notes with aeration.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

This complex, easy-drinking mix of ripe cherry, plum and raspberry flavors leads to a medium body, showing fleshy tannins and good depth, ending with red and black licorice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: James Laube

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 97
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/03/2011
Big, dry, muscular wine, assertive in tannins. Muscular and intense, it should provide great drinking for many years. A very great expression of its vineyard, which is basically the old Beringer State Lane Vineyard. Inky dark with layers of flavor that unwind in seemless procession with an incredible silky mouthfeel. More tannic than the '07, should be cellerable for a long time. Bouquet of cherry, mushrooms, loam, currants, and sweet spices. On the palate, same red fruits and spices are abundant, with mineral-driven blackberry and black currant flavors. . Great mouthfeel and body, almost a bit chewy.

Rating: 97
Author: GrapesofWrath
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/03/2011
Elegant and spicy with great balance. Sweet, chocolatey-rich wine with sweet cassis fruit, notions of smoke and herbs, supple tannin, and low acidity. Long smooth finish and silky mouthfeel. Excellent value!

Rating: 94
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/05/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2025
Decanted for 5 hours before drinking. An amazing wine for a second label from Kapcsandy. Deep ruby6 red with a wonderful nose of huge red berries, cassis and earth. Smooth silky tannins with a long wonderful finish. Will definitely purchase again. Was originally annoyed that i had to purchase to buy Estate Lane wine. Happy now, wonderful wine at a reasonable price point.

Rating: 93
Author: Noel H
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/13/2015

Rating: 91
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 02/09/2013
Great mouthfeel, smooth. some complexity but prominent tannins emerge that are fine but substantial and dominate the fine, delicate fruit - wait 1 - 1.5 years for next - 91

Average rating: 90, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

23 bottles owned by 11 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: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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