Kapcsándy Family Winery

State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.421 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Mark Flesher

This wine is starting to show a little bit of age I believe. Immediately from cork pop, this wine had sort of an interesting muted nose. Took about 20 minutes to wake up as the middle of this wine was initially quite flat. After if woke up, it was blackberry, truffle, tobacco on the nose which carried over to the palate. The middle of this wine and actually kind of thinned out a little bit, this playing black cherry, black tea. Tobacco note comes back in to the heavier weighted blackberry finish. Very well done! Haven't had too many of these State Lane cabernets from Kapcsandy but the style resembles the old Beringer State Lane quite remarkably. I don't think these are really going to improve much more in the bottle, so if you are lucky enough to have a few of these laying around, it is time to start coming up with a drinking plan!

This wine is starting to show a little bit of age I believe. Immediately from cork pop, this wine had sort of an interesting muted nose. Took about 20 minutes to wake up as the middle of this wine was initially quite flat. After if woke up, it was blackberry, truffle, tobacco on the nose which carried over to the palate. The middle of this wine and actually kind of thinned out a little bit, this playing black cherry, black tea. Tobacco note comes back in to the heavier weighted blackberry finish. Very well done! Haven't had too many of these State Lane cabernets from Kapcsandy but the style resembles the old Beringer State Lane quite remarkably. I don't think these are really going to improve much more in the bottle, so if you are lucky enough to have a few of these laying around, it is time to start coming up with a drinking plan!

Mar 23rd, 2019
H.B Treadway

Out of a Magnum,
60% Cabernet 40% merlot, re rated 98+ in 2014, Parker said it still had 15-20 years, great now but wouldn't chance it past 5 more years.

Out of a Magnum,
60% Cabernet 40% merlot, re rated 98+ in 2014, Parker said it still had 15-20 years, great now but wouldn't chance it past 5 more years.

Jan 16th, 2017
Eric Waxman

Pricy but excellent cab.

Pricy but excellent cab.

Aug 13th, 2016
Cody Short

Exceptional wine and drinking great now

Exceptional wine and drinking great now

Jun 26th, 2016
Peter Mallon

Concentrated and focused, bold cassis flavor. Exquisite.

Concentrated and focused, bold cassis flavor. Exquisite.

Jul 17th, 2015
Eric Waxman

This is an excellent wine. Great structure that has allowed it to age very well.

This is an excellent wine. Great structure that has allowed it to age very well.

Feb 15th, 2015
Rich Nanda

Wow - what an elegant Napa red. Killer!

Wow - what an elegant Napa red. Killer!

Dec 26th, 2014
Cody Short

Possibly my Cali cab of the year. Just starting to show it's stuff and while drinking well now I think this will be even better in 5-10 yrs

Possibly my Cali cab of the year. Just starting to show it's stuff and while drinking well now I think this will be even better in 5-10 yrs

Aug 18th, 2014
Brian Brill

Found Dallas Sommelier Society

9.3

Brian had this 4 years ago

Brian had this 4 years ago

Jul 1st, 2015
Rob Lawson

Rob had this 6 years ago

Rob had this 6 years ago

Dec 9th, 2013