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2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin 3L

Robert Parker, Jr. – The Wine Advocate, December 2010

Another perfect wine is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (430 cases produced), this is an exquisite wine of great precision and profound concentration and complexity. It possesses an inky/purple color in addition to an ethereal nose of cassis, chocolate, burning embers, espresso and forest floor. Sweet tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, full-bodied power and good structure as well as freshness make for a prodigious example of wine that will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, but will keep for 25-30 years. This is an awesome effort, particularly after what the Kapcsandy family achieved in 2007.

100 points

 

Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville
Barrel Age: Aged 20 months in 98% new French oak and 2% new Hungarian oak.
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.5