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2010 Endre

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Issue #209 October 2013

"The less expensive 2010 Endre (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc aged in both French and Hungarian oak) is very Bordeaux like. Notes of bouquet garni, red and black currants and loamy soil are present in this medium-bodied wine that seems to be a faster evolving effort than its siblings. With excellent texture as well as an elegant style, and I use that word in a positive sense, it should drink well for 10-15 years. "

94 points 

Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville (Napa Valley), CA
Barrel Age: 20 months in 86% French oak (50% new) + 14% new Hungarian oak
Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.1%
Production (750ml): 2,450 cases
2010 Endre



Kapcsándy's 2012 Endre is soft, succulent and deeply expressive. Sweet floral and tobacco notes open up first, followed by dark red cherry and plum overtones. Juicy and open-knit in the style of the year, the 2012 is drinking beautifully today. This is the last vintage of the Endre, as the Kapcsándys have focused their reds in four distinct offerings. The blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.


“The 2009 Endre is a major step up in quality from the 2008 I tasted alongside it. The wine reveals lovely fleshiness and depth in its dark fruit, tobacco and spices. I especially like the way the Endre fleshes out on the finish. The 2009 is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.” Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Wine Enthusiast

Here's one for the cellar. It's a big, dry, muscular wine, assertive in tannins, with mineral-driven blackberry and black currant flavors. Muscular and intense, it should provide great drinking starting in 2015 and for many years after. A very great expression of its vineyard, which is basically the old Beringer State Lane Vineyard. S.H.

California Wine Report

According to Lou Kapcsándy, this is not a second wine, but another wine. "We put as much efforts in this wine as in the other wines, it's just a wine with a lighter and more fruity body and leaner palate, made to be enjoyed earlier", winemaker Denis malbec told me on my last visit at the estate. It's a blend of about 55 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot, 15 percent Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot, all grapes from the estate vineyard. The wine was matured in French oak barrels, 80 percent new, for about 20 months.

As the intention was explained to me, this wine is clean and fruit forward with a sweet dark berry scent, quite elegant and easy to drink thanks to its lean texture with just a fine tannic structure. Style wise it's related to the more serious wines (sorry for this comment, Denis) of Kapcsándy, but it doesn't have the weight or the mid palate, or the intensity of flavor or the length. However, it's good and very drinkable wine.

Drink it 2012-2018

Wine Advocate # 192

The 2008 Endre (a similar blend with slightly less Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals an elegant nose of licorice, white chocolate, espresso, herbs, black currants and blackberries, soft, silky tannins and abundant fruit. It is ideal for drinking during its first decade of life.


Ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Juicy, tight and dry; not a fleshy style but vibrant and rather suave, displaying some very ripe plummy notes with aeration.