2013 Kapcsándy "State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Grand Vin)
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. (AG)
Incredible black currant, blueberry, stone, oyster shell and violet. Subtle and complex. Sweet tobacco. Full body, superb density and flavor. Great length and structure. A wine that is complete and complex. So much aging potential. Linear and dense. Better in 2022.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The magnificent 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot representing 30% or 600 cases of their total production) completely obscures any of the new oak it’s aged in. The wine displays a bluish purple color and offers up a whiff of chocolate, cedar wood, graphite, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. It’s full-bodied, has great length, still seems to be playing it close to the vest, and compared to the 2012, is not as ostentatious or dramatic. Nevertheless, it’s impressive and well-endowed. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following three decades. 98+ (RP)