2008 Kapcsándy Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Grand Vin) State Lane Vineyard Kapcsándy Family Winery, Yountville, California, USA
|Producer||Kapcsándy Family Winery|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Acquired from the original owner, a Kapcsándy Family Winery mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (December 2010)
Another perfect wine (identical to the 2007) is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (430 cases produced), this is an exquisite wine of great precision and profound concentration and complexity. It possesses an inky/purple color in addition to an ethereal nose of cassis, chocolate, burning embers, espresso and forest floor.
Sweet tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, full-bodied power and good structure as well as freshness make for a prodigious example of wine that will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, but will keep for 25-30 years. This is an awesome effort, particularly after what the Kapcsandy family achieved in 2007.
95+ Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2018)
Deep ruby-red. Blacker on the nose than the Roberta's Reserve, offering aromas of cassis, blackberry, plum jam, licorice, bitter chocolate and graphite minerality. Much more clenched too and developing at a snail's pace, displaying outstanding depth and a restrained opulence to its flavors of dark fruits, licorice and minerals.
The serious tannins arrive late, then build steadily and gain in sweetness. This wine, too, was made from seven-year-old vines.