2005 Kapcsandy Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard Napa Valley


I bought these during a brief flirtation with Kapcsandy wines. It was brief largely because I can't spell the name without doing research. confused

OK, back to reality. Dark fruited on the nose, black cherries. The palate is dense with currants, black cherries, semi-sweet chocolate, bit of tobacco. Nice acidity. The tannins are bearable, but really need another year or two to soften (for my taste anyway). Luckily there is enough fruit here to keep waiting. Good balance. Long, lingering finish of dark fruits and spice. I'd drink these over the next 4 years, but I'd prefer to wait 1 or 2 first. 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc. 14.1% ABV. A-

Charlie