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2005 Kapcsandy Family Winery Estate Cuvée State Lane Vineyard
Red Bordeaux Blend
- > California
- > Napa Valley
- > Yountville
Community Tasting Notes 42
PDavisMarble wrote: (91 points)
October 18, 2014 - Consistent with prior bottle, but younger -- give this one at least another year
wallstreet wrote: (93 points)
September 21, 2014 - This wine has vastly improved with age. This particular bottle was paired with duck ravioli and it worked very well together. I was surprised and pleased how much I enjoyed this wine. Not for Fruit Bomb lovers. This wine has mellowed and will continue to improve.
PDavisMarble wrote: (95 points)
July 26, 2014 - Inky purple. Popped and poured. Nose of raspberries, herbs, meat, cedar and wet limestone. Nose evolved over time and opened to reveal more notes of tobacco, earth, leather, allspice, tarragon and a hint of plum. First notes were of blue fruit and plums. Currants and leather were complemented by well integrated and complex tannins. A velvety mouthfeel completed the picture with a long finish. Drinking well and years of age to come.
wallstreet wrote: (91 points)
March 22, 2014 - enjoyable
Burgundy Al wrote: (90 points)
January 30, 2014 - Some Highlights from Flickinger Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. All dark fruit with some cigarbox and dark chocolate hints. Blackberry and plum, but overall good balance and structural support. I liked this quite a bit despite modest expectations.
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By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2008, Issue #138 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
9/25/2008 (link) 92 points
(Kapcsandy Family Winery Estate Cuvée State Lane Vineyard) Medium red violet color; intriguing herbal and cassis nose; soft, plush cassis, ripe raspberry and vanilla palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (from 375 bottle; 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc; 100% new French oak; Helen Turley was winemaker)
- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Kapcsandy Family Winery
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Estate Cuvée
- Vineyard State Lane Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Yountville
- Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
- In Cellars 636 (75%)
- Consumed 202 (24%)