Kapcsándy Family Winery

Estate Cuvée State Lane Vineyard Merlot Blend

9.2164 ratings
9.228 pro ratings
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.2

Cabernet Day, y'all! Beautiful red fruits, tannins starting to integrate, still needs more time, though.

Cabernet Day, y'all! Beautiful red fruits, tannins starting to integrate, still needs more time, though.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014
Andrew S

Blackberry, cassis, firm tannins. Had a streak of sage/vegetable on the finish that was off-putting the first night, but singing the second!

Blackberry, cassis, firm tannins. Had a streak of sage/vegetable on the finish that was off-putting the first night, but singing the second!

Dec 25th, 2016
Shawn R

@David A Lentine it was a great evening with friends and what a better way to enjoy it than with this fine bottle. Jennifer and I thank you so very much for sharing this. A distinctive red blend that is drinking perfect. Supple and smooth texture offering dark berry, blue fruits and plum. Ideally this is how all tannins should be integrated, wonderful! Nice long finish that shows puffs of smoke and the return of the fruit.

@David A Lentine it was a great evening with friends and what a better way to enjoy it than with this fine bottle. Jennifer and I thank you so very much for sharing this. A distinctive red blend that is drinking perfect. Supple and smooth texture offering dark berry, blue fruits and plum. Ideally this is how all tannins should be integrated, wonderful! Nice long finish that shows puffs of smoke and the return of the fruit.

Nov 27th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Another promising wine from here that undoubtedly will start to blossom in 5+ years.

Another promising wine from here that undoubtedly will start to blossom in 5+ years.

Feb 18th, 2016
David L

My friends absolutely love this. Decanted it for 2 hours.

My friends absolutely love this. Decanted it for 2 hours.

Jan 1st, 2016
David L

08' full-bodied explosive & complexed wine. Toasted oak, dark chocolate, rich black coffee, young & tannic. Drinking with depth & length. Great Bordeaux blend. Best years are in front of it!

08' full-bodied explosive & complexed wine. Toasted oak, dark chocolate, rich black coffee, young & tannic. Drinking with depth & length. Great Bordeaux blend. Best years are in front of it!

Aug 28th, 2015
Bill Bender

Firing on all cylinders. Makes me want to open a bottle of the Kapcsandy Grand Vin '08 sooner than later.

Firing on all cylinders. Makes me want to open a bottle of the Kapcsandy Grand Vin '08 sooner than later.

Dec 15th, 2014
Ryan Foss

The real deal but not a 100 point wine. Needs another 5 years

The real deal but not a 100 point wine. Needs another 5 years

Nov 2nd, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.6

CS

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Oct 15th, 2013
Vinny Eng

I <3 California!!!!!!!!

I <3 California!!!!!!!!

Aug 18th, 2013