2019 Kapcsandy 'Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville

(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Once again 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this makes good on the promise of the State Lane Vineyard. Consulting winemaker Tony Arcudi notes, “Now that the vineyard has matured, the Cabernet vines give us full, complete wines.” Complete and, yes, perfect. A swirl of the glass releases black and red currant, plush kirsch, violet and cigar notes. Super firm, ripe tannins lend support to the tightly packed layers of fruit all the way to the long, earthy finish. 400 cases will not be enough to satisfy the world’s thirst for this bottle!

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.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Score Wine Advocate:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

Deep purple-black, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard rockets out of the glass with intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, plum preserves and blueberry pie, plus hints of Chinese five spice, dusty soil, menthol, tar and black truffles, with a waft of roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in poise, delivering layer upon layer of vibrant black and blue fruits with a rock-solid backbone of super ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and just plain delicious. Pure, seemingly effortless, seamless perfection. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 80% new French oak, the alcohol is a relatively modest 14.3%.