Absolutely riveting, and even better than I predicted last year is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Made from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot...in two weeks of tastings, this wine stood out as one of those singular efforts that it is impossible to get out of your mind and off of your palate. A flawless, seamless, profound example of Napa Cabernet, it exhibits an opaque purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings, cedar, creme de cassis, ink, flowers, and espresso roast. With phenomenal depth, a multidimensional personality, unbelievable length, and an impeccable integration of all its component parts, this stunning wine lasts and lasts, with a finish approaching a full minute. Give this profound wine 3-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 25-30 years.
Deep ruby. The nose offers an ineffable candied perfume of crushed dark berries, violet and licorice pastille, espresso and lavender. Then wonderfully precise and pure in the mouth, with outstanding inner-mouth aromatic character to the flavors of black and purple berries, lead pencil and flowers...Finishes with palate-saturating length and building but thoroughly ripe and fine-grained tannins.
This is a very powerful and structured wine from the Kapcsandy's. Tannic and rich, with flavors of licorice, blueberries, and blackberries. Long and rich finish, give this at least five years.
Tightly wound and Bordeaux-like in its structure and mix of earth, graphite and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, but keeps revealing extra layers of depth and complexity only to be reigned in by gripping tannins. Best from 2012 through 2022.
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