Vinous – 98+
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin is the most reticent of the Kapcsándy 2019s. Whereas the other wines are opulent right out of the gate, the Grand Vin is totally shut down. Dark and brooding, this deep, towering Cabernet Sauvignon is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Even in the early going, it possesses tremendous depth and richness that just builds over time. A whole range of red/purplish fruit, blood orange, lavender and menthol notes emerge with a bit of time. This is another sensational wine from the Kapcsándy family.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2039
Robert Parker – 100
Deep purple-black, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard rockets out of the glass with intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, plum preserves and blueberry pie, plus hints of Chinese five spice, dusty soil, menthol, tar and black truffles, with a waft of roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in poise, delivering layer upon layer of vibrant black and blue fruits with a rock-solid backbone of super ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and just plain delicious. Pure, seemingly effortless, seamless perfection. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 80% new French oak, the alcohol is a relatively modest 14.3%. 300 cases were made.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2054