2004 Kapcsándy "State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1026129 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2004 performed spectacularly and the good news is that 1,200-1,300 cases were produced. Showing better than it did in its infancy, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot has an inky purple color as well as notes of lead pencil shavings and scorched earth that resemble a great Graves, blackberry and creme de cassis fruit, licorice and subtle smoky barbecue. It also reveals a full-bodied texture, stunning concentration and beautiful richness. This is the only time the Kapcsandys made this particular blend and it certainly is performing incredibly well at age ten. It’s one of the superstars of the vintage and should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years. (RP)  (4/2014)

96 points Wine Spectator

 One of the most youthful and potent wines in this tasting. Firm, dense and tightly wound, with complex aromatics centered on jazzy Asian spice, cedar, blackberry, mocha, loamy earth and more. The tannins are big and gripping. The whole is much greater than the parts. (JL, Web Only-2014)

94 points Vinous

 Saturated bright ruby. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of cassis, violet, minerals, tar, espresso and mocha. Saline, sweet and deep, offering excellent energy and palate-saturating depth to the flavors of dark berries, licorice and earth. Plush and utterly seamless wine, finishing with sweet tannins and explosive length. This rather powerful blend is open for business now but should evolve gracefully for a long time. Incidentally, this was the last vintage made here by Helen Turley. I seriously underrated this wine back in 2007. (ST)  (6/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Still very deep crimson. Luscious and lovely texture. Menthol and subtle. That graphite again. All the tannins have softened and it’s a glorious whole. (JR) 18/20 points  (2/2015)


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