Kapcsándy Family Winery

Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

9.576 ratings
9.610 pro ratings
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
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9.5

Healthy medium ruby. Pomerol-like aromas of redcurrant, iron, tobacco and mocha torrefaction. Wonderfully pliant, fleshy and full, showing less complexity in the early going than the 2010 version but more obvious sweetness to its berry, mineral and floral flavors. This big, ripe, seamless wine boasts excellent vinosity. The very long, rising finish features ripe, granular tannins and lingering notes of mocha, dried flowers and tobacco. I'd love to throw this into a blind tasting of 2009 Pomerols. (14.1% alcohol; all French oak, 90% new) (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Healthy medium ruby. Pomerol-like aromas of redcurrant, iron, tobacco and mocha torrefaction. Wonderfully pliant, fleshy and full, showing less complexity in the early going than the 2010 version but more obvious sweetness to its berry, mineral and floral flavors. This big, ripe, seamless wine boasts excellent vinosity. The very long, rising finish features ripe, granular tannins and lingering notes of mocha, dried flowers and tobacco. I'd love to throw this into a blind tasting of 2009 Pomerols. (14.1% alcohol; all French oak, 90% new) (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Aug 29th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Happy Father’s Day! Wonderful pull by my father in law.

I’m a big fan of this winery as you don’t see them around very much. Such high quality with impeccable wine making. Slow ox for 1-2hrs. 95 merlot/5 CabFranc. Espresso and dark cocoa dusted black cherry, ripe blackberry and currant aromatics...intoxicating. So soft, yet ripe fruit, on the palate. Cherry swisher sweets, baked mixed berry figs, and still tart red and black fruit. Can’t believe how tart and ripe the fruit is even at 13yrs. Outstanding.

Happy Father’s Day! Wonderful pull by my father in law.

I’m a big fan of this winery as you don’t see them around very much. Such high quality with impeccable wine making. Slow ox for 1-2hrs. 95 merlot/5 CabFranc. Espresso and dark cocoa dusted black cherry, ripe blackberry and currant aromatics...intoxicating. So soft, yet ripe fruit, on the palate. Cherry swisher sweets, baked mixed berry figs, and still tart red and black fruit. Can’t believe how tart and ripe the fruit is even at 13yrs. Outstanding.

Jun 16th, 2019
Mike R
9.7

This is up there in my top 5 this year - this is shooting at me 0 to 60 in a Porsche GTO or 3 seconds but finishing like the tortoise against the hare - a winner and in slow motion - but nice and smooth and long - wait now I am confused - am I drinking wine or getting ready for sex / oh wait - never mind - different story - but this is badass is a glass as my friend @Martin G Rivard would say

All smiles tonight

This is up there in my top 5 this year - this is shooting at me 0 to 60 in a Porsche GTO or 3 seconds but finishing like the tortoise against the hare - a winner and in slow motion - but nice and smooth and long - wait now I am confused - am I drinking wine or getting ready for sex / oh wait - never mind - different story - but this is badass is a glass as my friend @Martin G Rivard would say

All smiles tonight

Apr 13th, 2018
David L

06' Kapcsandy Roberta's Reserve State Lane. Deep Ruby red & so dark for a 10-year-old Merlot. With a little air, this wine explodes on your palate. Barnyard, slate, dried flowers, espresso on the nose. Blackberry, Black cherries , licorice, chocolate. Well structured tannins. Such a extraordinarily well made Merlot. You'll be reaching for the decanter, soon after your first sip! Certainly one of the very best California Merlot blends. Drinking now- 10 great years in it.

Better half-" Do we have anymore of this?"

06' Kapcsandy Roberta's Reserve State Lane. Deep Ruby red & so dark for a 10-year-old Merlot. With a little air, this wine explodes on your palate. Barnyard, slate, dried flowers, espresso on the nose. Blackberry, Black cherries , licorice, chocolate. Well structured tannins. Such a extraordinarily well made Merlot. You'll be reaching for the decanter, soon after your first sip! Certainly one of the very best California Merlot blends. Drinking now- 10 great years in it.

Better half-" Do we have anymore of this?"

2 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2016
Tim
9.9

One of the best wines I've ever had. Alex brought for Friendsgiving. Full-bodied, rich and whatever other adjectives you like to use for amazingly good wine.

One of the best wines I've ever had. Alex brought for Friendsgiving. Full-bodied, rich and whatever other adjectives you like to use for amazingly good wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

"A Celebration of the Life of Denis Malbec"

"A Celebration of the Life of Denis Malbec"

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2016
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Great wine with lots of layers!!!!

Great wine with lots of layers!!!!

Apr 4th, 2015
Nate Rose

Wine Director Specs

10

Wine of the vintage?

Wine of the vintage?

Dec 5th, 2014
Keith Lite

Perfectly Beautiful.

Perfectly Beautiful.

May 3rd, 2019
Matthew Valentine

Loved the wine. Drank Harlan Estate first so it was pale compared. Decant and filter.

Loved the wine. Drank Harlan Estate first so it was pale compared. Decant and filter.

Mar 3rd, 2019