Kapcsándy Family Winery

Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5108 ratings
9.620 pro ratings
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

The 2012 Grand Vin from Kapcsàndy is an absolutely fascinating wine, which is composed of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot. This fabulous wine instantly impresses as it bursts open to a seductive nose, with captivating aromas of sweet ripe black currants, blueberries, violets, graphite and hints of sweet spices all taking shape. This goes on to impress with its full-bodied richness and gorgeous plush, utterly seamless texture that gracefully envelops the palate. It displays wonderful overall balance, concentration and depth with enough structure to support the layers of ripe dark fruits that expand all the way through the beautiful long finish. The 2012 Grand Vin has it all and is clearly one of the finest wines from this vintage. While this is certainly nothing short of marvelous today, it also possesses the characteristics that will allow this to age marvelously for decades.

The 2012 Grand Vin from Kapcsàndy is an absolutely fascinating wine, which is composed of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot. This fabulous wine instantly impresses as it bursts open to a seductive nose, with captivating aromas of sweet ripe black currants, blueberries, violets, graphite and hints of sweet spices all taking shape. This goes on to impress with its full-bodied richness and gorgeous plush, utterly seamless texture that gracefully envelops the palate. It displays wonderful overall balance, concentration and depth with enough structure to support the layers of ripe dark fruits that expand all the way through the beautiful long finish. The 2012 Grand Vin has it all and is clearly one of the finest wines from this vintage. While this is certainly nothing short of marvelous today, it also possesses the characteristics that will allow this to age marvelously for decades.

Oct 29th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

The 2009 Grand Vin from Kapcsándy is utterly fascinating and one of the finest wines from the vintage. Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1%Cabernet Franc this instantly beings to impress with is upfront and profound personality, offering seductive aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries woven together with graphite, crushed violets, sweet spices all explode from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied and voluptuous with beautifully polished tannins and wonderful overall structure. This continues to impress as displays incredible concentration and balance with gorgeous finesse leading up to the stunning finish. There is so much to love with the 2009 Grand Vin, it is an absolute delight today and should continue to age marvelously for decades to come.

The 2009 Grand Vin from Kapcsándy is utterly fascinating and one of the finest wines from the vintage. Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1%Cabernet Franc this instantly beings to impress with is upfront and profound personality, offering seductive aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries woven together with graphite, crushed violets, sweet spices all explode from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied and voluptuous with beautifully polished tannins and wonderful overall structure. This continues to impress as displays incredible concentration and balance with gorgeous finesse leading up to the stunning finish. There is so much to love with the 2009 Grand Vin, it is an absolute delight today and should continue to age marvelously for decades to come.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 Kapcsandy ‘Grand Vin’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning wine by this storied estate. This wine was aged in 88% new French oak prior to bottling and utilizes a touch of Hungarian oak. The nose imparts creme de cassis, wild blackberry and chocolate aromas. The mouthfeel is simply marvelous and coats the mid-palate. Wild blackberry pie, huckleberry compote, black tea and anise flavors all beautifully combine in the glass. The bright acidity and salinity of the wine impresses as well. A stunner, this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon will have an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 2019-2040- 97

The 2015 Kapcsandy ‘Grand Vin’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning wine by this storied estate. This wine was aged in 88% new French oak prior to bottling and utilizes a touch of Hungarian oak. The nose imparts creme de cassis, wild blackberry and chocolate aromas. The mouthfeel is simply marvelous and coats the mid-palate. Wild blackberry pie, huckleberry compote, black tea and anise flavors all beautifully combine in the glass. The bright acidity and salinity of the wine impresses as well. A stunner, this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon will have an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 2019-2040- 97

Apr 1st, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

"If you can't make a great wine in this vintage, you should get another job," Lou Kapcsándy told me in the Spring of 2013, when I first tasted this wine with Kapcsándy, his son Louis, and the late Denis Malbec. It was a fascinating tasting because the wines were all still in separate lots, unblended, and we tasted each lot cooper by cooper...one of the most instructive tastings I have ever done anywhere. Today, a few years later, the 2012 Grand Vin is still stellar. 😱❤️😋

"If you can't make a great wine in this vintage, you should get another job," Lou Kapcsándy told me in the Spring of 2013, when I first tasted this wine with Kapcsándy, his son Louis, and the late Denis Malbec. It was a fascinating tasting because the wines were all still in separate lots, unblended, and we tasted each lot cooper by cooper...one of the most instructive tastings I have ever done anywhere. Today, a few years later, the 2012 Grand Vin is still stellar. 😱❤️😋

Dec 23rd, 2018
Mike R
9.3

Again sorry forgot to take picture so stock photo - was afraid it was flat but was better after sitting in the glass - finish was not what I had hoped

Again sorry forgot to take picture so stock photo - was afraid it was flat but was better after sitting in the glass - finish was not what I had hoped

Jul 19th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

10

Happy 4th of July! Three American classics from a recent dinner in London. The Kapcsandy was as phenomenal as it has always been. Simply tremendous....

Happy 4th of July! Three American classics from a recent dinner in London. The Kapcsandy was as phenomenal as it has always been. Simply tremendous....

Jul 4th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

It’s like going to watch monster trucks. There doesn’t have to be a winner just keep me saying WOW and YESSS!

It’s like going to watch monster trucks. There doesn’t have to be a winner just keep me saying WOW and YESSS!

Feb 25th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

One of my very favorite 2012s from Napa. More importantly, sending all of my thoughts to everyone in Napa and Sonoma affected by the fires. Vinous and Delectable will do everything we can to support your communities.

One of my very favorite 2012s from Napa. More importantly, sending all of my thoughts to everyone in Napa and Sonoma affected by the fires. Vinous and Delectable will do everything we can to support your communities.

Oct 10th, 2017
Bill Bender

Balance, depth, power. This is finally rounding in to shape and expressing itself fully.

Balance, depth, power. This is finally rounding in to shape and expressing itself fully.

Jul 31st, 2017
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9.8

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin is a real stunner. Despite an overall impression of femininity and understatement, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin is simply dazzling... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin is a real stunner. Despite an overall impression of femininity and understatement, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin is simply dazzling... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

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