2013 Kapcsándy 'Grand Vin' Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville

$549.00
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Comprised of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot, Grand Vin represents the pinnacle of Lou and Louis' production at their Yountville estate, made with the help of the late Denis Malbec of Château Latour. Lou and Louis poured this majestic red for us and the notes bloomed from the glass: ripe black figs, anise, roasted earth, and fruitcake, all on an extremely long and satisfying frame.

The normally reserved Antonio Galloni raved, The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin opens with the most captivating, exquisite aromatics imaginable. A wine of arresting allure and total sensuality, the 2013 simply has it all. Today, the 2013 is a mere infant, but its personality, pedigree and overall class simply can't be denied. An exotic mélange of lavender, violet, sage, mint and wild flowers are laced into the finish. "

Lou Kapcsándy has seen it all in his 80 years. He was a freedom fighter in the Hungarian revolution of 1956, a refugee from the Soviets, served proudly in the US Army, and had a highly successful career as a chemical engineer before starting his own Bordeaux import company with his son Louis Jr. in 1999. Lou first came to the Napa Valley in the early 1960s, so when in 2000 Yountville’s State Lane Vineyard—the core of so many great Beringer Private Reserve wines—became available, he pounced. He replanted the vineyard to tighter spacing, hired the late Denis Malbec of Château Latour as a consultant, and one of the great wines of the Napa Valley was born.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Denis Malbec
Vintage:
2013
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Yountville
Vineyard:
State Lane
Total Varietal Composition %:
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot
Score Wine Advocate:
100
SKU #:
1WKAP13CS3GV
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Wine Advocate

Little can be added to the greatness of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine (600 cases) is truly stunning in its dense, crème de cassis and blackberry-scented nose with a hint of barbecue smoke and forest floor. Tasting like a ripe vintage of Château Latour from Pauillac, the wine has amazing richness and a savory, expansive mouthfeel, but tiptoes across the palate like a ballerina. A wine of magnificent richness and intensity, but vibrancy, purity and overall equilibrium, this is a staggeringly great wine and another tribute to the Kapcsándy family’s extraordinary professionalism and meticulous attention to detail in their vineyard.

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The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin opens with the most captivating, exquisite aromatics imaginable. A wine of arresting allure and total sensuality, the 2013 simply has it all. Today, the 2013 is a mere infant, but its personality, pedigree and overall class simply can't be denied. An exotic mélange of lavender, violet, sage, mint and wild flowers are laced into the finish.