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Kapcsandy Family Wines

Kapcsandy Family Winery, in Yountville, was founded in 2000 when Lou and Roberta Kapcsandy and their son Louis Jr. purchased the historic 20-acre State Lane Vineyard. The vineyard for decades had been the source of grapes used by Beringer Estate to make the much-admired State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon. Phylloxera destroyed the vines in 1999, so in 2001 the Kapcsandys hired winemaker Helen Turley and her viticulturalist husband John Wetlaufer to assess the property. The vineyard was replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Helen Turley made the first vintages in 2003 and 2004. Tony Arcudi is the consulting winemaker today. Lou Kapcsandy’s journey from penniless, European refugee to the founder of a widely admired California winery reads like a movie script. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Kapcsandy fled Hungary after the Russians invaded in 1956. Admitted into a New Jersey refugee camp, he got a job working the night shift at a Brooklyn bakery while completing a degree in chemical engineering. He later served in the U.S. Army and was also a member of the San Diego Chargers professional football team before pursuing his career in petroleum and pharmaceuticals process engineering. He became the head of Baugh Enterprises, a large commercial contractor based in Seattle, before retiring in 2003. The estate’s Cabernet Sauvignons have impressed critics, including Robert M. Parker Jr., who rated the most recent vintages at 100 pts. Parker has complimented the Kapcsandys for their “perfectionist philosophy.”

2007 Kapcsandy Family Wines Endre

RP  90   
WS  90   
2 available
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2008 Kapcsandy Family Wines Endre

RP  90   
ST  90   
3 available
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2009 Kapcsandy Family Wines Endre

WA  91   
ST  90   
2 available
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2010 Kapcsandy Family Wines Endre

RP  94   
ST  91   
WS  90   
3 available
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2011 Kapcsandy Family Wines Endre

3 available
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2012 Kapcsandy Family Wines Endre

VN  92   
4 available
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2010 Kapcsandy Family Wines Rapszodia State Lane Vineyard

RP  98   
ST  93   
2 available
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2011 Kapcsandy Family Wines Rapszodia State Lane Vineyard

ST  93   
3 available
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2012 Kapcsandy Family Wines Rapszodia State Lane Vineyard

WA  96   
VN  93   
4 available
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2013 Kapcsandy Family Wines Rapszodia State Lane Vineyard

RP  99   
VN  97+    
4 available
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2014 Kapcsandy Family Wines Rapszodia State Lane Vineyard

5 available
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2015 Kapcsandy Family Wines Rapszodia State Lane Vineyard

WA  98+    
JD  98+    
VN  94   
2 available
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2005 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

RP  94   
WS  91   
ST  90   
4 available
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2006 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

RP  93+    
WS  92   
ST  91   
6 available
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2007 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

RP  96   
WS  92   
ST  92   
3 available
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2009 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

WA  94   
WS  92   
ST  92   

2010 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

ST  94   
RP  93   
3 available
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2011 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

ST  91-94   
RP  90   
3 available
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2012 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

RP  96   
VN  95   
WS  93   
ST  92-95   
4 available
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2013 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

VN  96   
JS  95   
RP  94   
4 available
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2014 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

VN  95+    
RP  93   
2 available
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2014 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvee

VN  95+    
RP  93   

2005 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  96   
ST  92-94   
5 available
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2005 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  96   
ST  92-94   

2006 Kapcsandy Family Wines State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  97   
ST  93+    
WS  90   
2 available
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