2005 Kapcsandy Family State Line Vineyard Estate Cuvee Cabernet - 94 pts - 750ml

2005 Kapcsandy Family State Line Vineyard Estate Cuvee Cabernet - 94 pts - 750ml

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2005 Kapcsandy Family State Line Vineyard Estate Cuvee Cabernet - 94 pts
The 2005 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc) reveals a dense ruby/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of chocolate-covered black cherries and hints of cedar and licorice, medium to full body, superb richness and weight, and moderate tannins. Reminiscent of a 2005 classified growth Bordeaux, it should be at its peak between 2012-2030. RP

Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2005
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Kapcsandy Family Winery
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 94 RP - 2005 Kapcsandy Family State Line Vineyard Estate Cuvee Cabernet - 94 pts The 2005 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc) reveals a dense ruby/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of chocolate-covered black cherries and hints of cedar and licorice, medium to full body, superb richness and weight, and moderate tannins. Reminiscent of a 2005 classified growth Bordeaux, it should be at its peak between 2012-2030. As I wrote last year, this is a fabulous success story, and one of the reasons why the wine world can be so exciting. Former Hungarian immigrant, Lou Kapcsandy, along with his wife, Bobbi, and son, Louis, purchased Beringer’s old State Lane Vineyard, which was often a component part of the Private Reserve Cabernets, brought in Bordelais Denis Malbec to over look the winemaking (the vineyard was planted to the specifications of Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer), and in a few short years Kapcsandy began producing world class wines. His Roberta’s Reserve may be the finest Merlot-based wine in the New World. Additionally, the rose is also one of the top roses produced. The 2005 vintage was the first year where this estate truly showcased its potential. There are three red cuvees produced, the Cabernet Sauvignon from the State Lane Vineyard, an Estate Cuvee, which is usually a blend of approximately equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with small quantities of Cabernet Franc included, and their flagship offering, the Roberta’s Reserve, which is generally about 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. All three efforts merit considerable attention. They seem to combine the best of French savoir faire (thanks to Denis Malbec and the proprietor’s love of French wine) with the extraordinary ripe, pure fruit grown in well-tended Napa Valley vineyards. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2005
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Kapcsandy Family Winery
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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