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Date Printed: 5/26/2015
Kapcsandy Family Winery State Line Vineyard Proprietary Red Blend 2004
Kapcsandy Family Winery State Line Vineyard Proprietary Red Blend 2004
(search item no. 122578)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 5/26/2015: $149.00

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes were harvested in 2004 after a long summer after severe yield reduction done to ensure the absolute optimal physiological maturity. Sorting was done first by bunches to remove irregularly ripened fruit and any leaf material and then put through a de-stemmer. Individual berries were again hand sorted to remove all remaining stem material prior to being transferred and vinified in small stainless steel tanks for a 15-day alcoholic fermentation. Free-run juice was then transferred by gravity flow into 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels for a total of 20 months of additional aging.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot

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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.