Yountville, Napa Valley

Kapcsándy Family Winery

Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2010

Delectable Wine
9.5

Full medium ruby. Alluring floral lift to the aromas of black cherry, dark plum, licorice, cocoa powder and minerals; showed a slightly exotic hint of liqueur-like ripeness with aeration, possibly due to a bit of late dehydration of the fruit. Wonderfully sweet and plush, with its blue and black fruit, bitter chocolate and licorice flavors enlivened by graphite minerality. The wine's slightly high-toned character just contributes to its personality. This began with big, dusty tannins but harmonized nicely with air and became smoother, finishing with outstanding juicy cut and length. Still, I find it a bit clenched next to the Cabernet Grand Vin. I should note that when I originally tasted this wine shortly after its bottling, I described it as "perhaps the single greatest Merlot-based wine I have ever tasted from California." So I would not be at all surprised if it merited a higher score with more time in the cellar. (100% new French oak) (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)
— 11 days ago

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Nicholson Jones

Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Real juice👍🏼
Sleeping Lady vineyard is a great barely known vineyard. Get some if you can find some.
Seems I’m the only one rating this bottle from this vineyard🤷🏼‍♂️

This vineyard is at the western edge of the Yountville AVA was once a fast-moving river that deposited jagged rocks and sand from miles away and created a thick layer of gravel beneath the topsoil. Our block of vines are located where this layer is closest to the surface. This superior drainage produces small berries with greater concentration and a juicy blue-fruit, floral finesse.

Vineyard Details
Appellation Yountville
Soil Types Keefers gravelly, sandy clay loam of alluvial origin
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Clones 7
Average Vine Age 18 years
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Ad Vivum has been making Sleeping Lady for a handful of years.
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Paul nice post Cheers 🍷
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I just cut & paste the winery notes. I never have anything of my own insight or importance

Forlorn Hope

Nacré Yount Mill Vineyard Sémillon 2012

I’m a believer in terroir, but this wine, which is an absolute ringer for Chablis, throws everything in question. If this were grown at Rorick with its limestone that would make sense, but semillon from the Napa valley floor? Out of the bottle it’s quite lithe, showing lemon and a bit of seashell minerality, but with an hour of air it begins to show some crisp apple and white stone fruit, and some white flower. Lovely, unusual wine. Enjoyed with grilled salmon and salad. — 16 days ago

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Sterling Vineyards

Sleeping Lady Vineyard Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Blueberries, dark fruit and herbs. It's a rich and tasty. A sweet core and expensive smelling oak make this stereotypical Napa. — 22 days ago

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Lail Vineyards

Georgia Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Ridiculously layered Sauv. Worth the spend. — 15 days ago

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Fait-Main

Bettinelli Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Very nice! — 16 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just bought a couple 2012’s a few weeks ago.,

Kapcsándy Family Winery

Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

A blend of 56% Merlot, 36% Cab Sauv, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of berry fruit, sweet herb and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, ripe blackberry and currants with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish, soft ripe tannins ending with earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years. — 9 days ago

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Elyse

Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Oak, dark fruits, tobacco, leather. Big tannins probably call for further cellaring, but this still was still fantastic. Paired with ribeye 🥩 yum — 13 days ago

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Clos du Val

Estate Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

If there’s SB, it must be Friday! — 22 days ago

Rob, Shay and 11 others liked this

Newton

Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Deeper purple with chewy blackberries and soft tannins in this big bold but approachable offering. Drinking beautifully. Worth the wait but will drink will for 10-15 years further. — 22 days ago

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