Red

2003 Kapcsándy Family Winery Estate Cuvée State Lane Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Yountville
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • mflesh wrote: (91 points)

    August 25, 2017 - Agreed with previous CT reviewers, this wine has lost most of its tannin. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing. This allows a lot of notes to show on the finish. This wine had a nose of black cherry cordial and tart. The note was more of a black cherry and lemon oatmeal tart on the front. Delicate, yet hedonistic. Herbal finish. Still with a delicate fruit structure. Not a bad little wine. The finish really did beg you to take another sip, which IMO is mission accomplished. Compared to a Favia and a 1999 Heitz Martha's, this red had stiff competition but fared rather well.

  • Shrages wrote: (90 points)

    April 4, 2016 - Disappointing. Harsh, drying tannins, even at 13 years old, overwhelms all of the fruit and eliminates any possibility for texture or elegance. Not getting any better either.

  • Jonathan T wrote: (91 points)

    June 5, 2014 - Delicious. Lovely, old world Bordeaux style blend, exactly as Lou intended. Very fragrant nose with sweet oak and autumn leaves. On the palate, it is stylish, but the components are not as well integrated as the best Kapcsandy wines. This medium bodied, delicate wine is better suited for a charcuterie plate, rather than a big steak, imo. It started to decline a couple hours into the meal - the finish seemed to cut short as time went on - so I would suggest drinking this up.

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  • mclanew Does not like this wine: (88 points)

    December 25, 2013 - A bit disappointing. Opens with a pretty nose and attractive structured mid palate but bites a bit at the end. A bit disjointed, not sure if this a bottle variation issue although this bottle came directly from the winery a year ago and has been stored well since.

  • AllRed wrote: (92 points)

    May 5, 2012 - Inky crimson color. Chocolate, plum, blackberry and herb notes. Full-bodied with chalky tannins and flavors of plum, blackberry, chocolate and herbs. Develops vanilla and caramel notes with air; saddle leather and pine sap too. Vanilla becomes dominant quality.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Kapcsandy Family Winery Red Table Wine State Lane Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/25/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Kapcsándy Family Winery Estate Cuvée State Lane Vineyard) Dark red violet color; spicy berry and black fruit nose; lovely, chocolaty plum and cassis palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts. (has not been released; from vineyard's 2nd leaf; 90% Cabernet, 10% Merlot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kapcsándy Family Winery
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Estate Cuvée
  • Vineyard State Lane Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Yountville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 96 (55%)
  • Consumed 78 (45%)

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