Kapcsándy Family Winery

Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

9.57 ratings
9.51 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
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
J Mcconeg

Really smooth. Young. Can definitely last but why wait?

Really smooth. Young. Can definitely last but why wait?

Dec 27th, 2016
Harold Sharon

Perfect mouthful of wine. Subtle tannins, dark fruits, balance.

Perfect mouthful of wine. Subtle tannins, dark fruits, balance.

Sep 23rd, 2015
Nicole Duncan

Rich, layered...best wine I've had all year

Rich, layered...best wine I've had all year

Apr 11th, 2015
Alan Winter

Alan had this 3 years ago

Alan had this 3 years ago

Jan 31st, 2017
Eric LaMasters

Eric had this 3 years ago

Eric had this 3 years ago

Apr 10th, 2016