2004 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • ST 94
  • JR 93

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
In 2005, the Kapcsandy family put the words “Grand Vin” on the label and began to produce at least three separate cuvees. This 2004 was a tiny crop for them, largely harvested August 30 to mid-September, because of the... In 2005, the Kapcsandy family put the words “Grand Vin” on the label and began to produce at least three separate cuvees. This 2004 was a tiny crop for them, largely harvested August 30 to mid-September, because of the extraordinary heat wave (104 to 109 degrees between September 5-8). The final blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot was a rarity given the fact that production from the vineyard was subdivided into other cuvees starting in 2005. 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. - Robert Parker
WS 96
Wine Spectator, April 2014
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... 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. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.—2004 California Cabernet blind retrospective (August 2014). Drink now through 2024. 900 cases made. –JL
ST 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2015
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... 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. -
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2015
(18/20) 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2004