2011 Kapcsandy "Roberta’s Reserve - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $290)
Amazingly, the 2011 Roberta's Reserve may turn out to be better than the 2010. Today it is certainly much more polished, finessed and persistent than the bombastic 2010. Sweet herbs, wild flowers, mint and new leather are all layered together on the finish. The 2011 is all about purity, finesse and balance. What a gorgeous wine this is. The 2011 is 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red-ruby. Sappy aromas of redcurrant, lavender and minerals, plus a balsamic cedary quality. Like liquid velvet in the mouth, boasting a remarkably glossy texture to the flavors of dark fruits, mocha, brown spices and minerals. Not as opulent as the 2010 (or 2012) version but this wine boasts outstanding lift and slowly building length. The finish features firm, well-integrated tannins and an impression of weightlessness. Merlot was obviously particularly successful here in 2011, as it also comprised a majority of the Estate Cuvée. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The finest two wines of this vintage include the 2011 Roberta’s Reserve, which is more reserved and austere than usual. Nevertheless, it still reveals an attractive sweet chocolate and black currant-scented nose with hints of espresso, spicy oak and fruit, and a medium-bodied, supple mouthfeel. (RP)