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2008 Kapcsandy Family - Endre Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Yountville - Red

USA - California - Napa - Yountville

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

The historic State Lane Vineyard, in the heart of the Napa Valley, was first leased by Beringer Estates in 1972 and was used to launch Beringer's famous Private Reserve Cabernet. The Kapcsandys purchased the property in May, 2000 and in 2001 teamed up with legendary winemaker Helen Turley and her viticulturist husband John Wetlaufer. After careful research, they discovered a unique vineyard with... More »

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95
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2025
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
Author gotwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.623%
Tasted On 02/09/2013

Great mouthfeel, smooth. some complexity but prominent tannins emerge that are fine but substantial and dominate the fine, delicate fruit - wait 1 - 1.5 years for next - 91

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Author GrapesofWrath
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.461%
Tasted On 09/03/2011

Elegant and spicy with great balance. Sweet, chocolatey-rich wine with sweet cassis fruit, notions of smoke and herbs, supple tannin, and low acidity. Long smooth finish and silky mouthfeel. Excellent value!

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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 09/03/2011

Big, dry, muscular wine, assertive in tannins. Muscular and intense, it should provide great drinking for many years. A very great expression of its vineyard, which is basically the old Beringer State Lane Vineyard. Inky dark with layers of flavor that unwind in seemless procession with an incredible silky mouthfeel. More tannic than the '07, should be cellerable for a long time. Bouquet of cherry, mushrooms, loam, currants, and sweet spices. On the palate, same red fruits and spices are abundant, with mineral-driven blackberry and black currant flavors. . Great mouthfeel and body, almost a bit chewy.

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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.667%
Tasted On 08/05/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2025

Decanted for 5 hours before drinking. An amazing wine for a second label from Kapcsandy. Deep ruby6 red with a wonderful nose of huge red berries, cassis and earth. Smooth silky tannins with a long wonderful finish. Will definitely purchase again. Was originally annoyed that i had to purchase to buy Estate Lane wine. Happy now, wonderful wine at a reasonable price point.

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Author Frank K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.833%
Tasted On 07/22/2011

Excellent! Looking forward to trying the Estate Cuvee!

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