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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin (1.5L) 2007
Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin (1.5L) 2007
(search item no. 119612)
collectible wine
boutique wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $999.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petite Verdot
My Notes:

About Kapcsandy Family Winery:

The Kapcsandy story is a classic American story on how to succeed in the land of opportunity with hard work and determination.

After fleeing his homeland in the days after the brutal crushing by the Soviet Army of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Lou Sr. came to America and eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. He married Roberta Henson in 1964, eventually settled in Seattle, Washington at the end of 1973, with their son, Louis Jr.

In 1998, on a visit to Bordeaux, France, Lou and Bobbie experienced a seminal moment that ironically set them on the path of being vineyard owners themselves. With great anticipation, Lou and Bobbie arrived at the centuries-old estate Leoville Las Cases (St. Julien), on a beutiful summer day, on invite for a private luncheon hosted by the estates' patriarch, Michel Delon. Over the course of the next five hours they were astounded by Mr. Delon's warmth and generosity, as was Mr. Delon fascinated by Lou's encyclopedic knowledge of not just the wines and history of Leoville Las Cases and Bordeaux, but of Burgundy, Champagne and the American estates and their terriors Lou was convinced could rival their hallowed French counterparts.