I have mentioned Kapcsandy wines in the past (HERE). They are simply amazing wines.
As I have stated before, long ago I was reading a copy of Food and Wine magazine and came across an article on the future “cult wines” of Napa Valley. There was a list of six wineries and Kapcsandy was one of the six. Several days after that I went to their website and signed up on their mailing list. I am guessing that was sometime in 2005 or 2006. I am glad I took the chance and got on their mailing list because they make incredible wines.
In 2000 Lou Kapcsandy bought a 20-acre site on Yountville Cross Road. When the site was purchased there were no vines. Kapcsandy set out to plant the vineyard with the objective of making first growth style wines to compete with the finest wines from Bordeaux, France.
Since that point they have been producing world-class wines. These wines are collectable and tend to appreciate heavily in value over a 5- to 6-year period. If you are looking to collect wines that will age for decades and appreciate in value. Kapcsandy wines are a good selection for your cellar.
2005 Kapcsandy Roberta’s Reserve
Their Roberta’s Reserve wines are named after Lou Kapcsandy’s wife Roberta. Typically the wine is aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels before bottling.
The wine is a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc with an alcohol level of 14.5%. The wine was rated at 98 out of 100 points by Robert Parker and 95 out of 100 points by Vinous’ Stephen Tanzer.
My Tasting Notes
The wine was a deep dark red in color. On the nose the aromas were black fruit and light spices. On the palate there were plenty of fruit flavors, laced with tobacco and mocha. This was a full-bodied wine with a long and structured finish, with excellent tannins and a silky mouth feel. This wine will continue to age and should drink well for another 10 years.
The 2005 vintage was the first vintage of the Roberta’s Reserve wine. Today, 15 years later, Kapcsandy continues to produce stunning wines that are as good, or better, than other classic wines of the world. If you have the opportunity to purchase or taste Kapcsandy wines you will not be disappointed. If you are a wine collector they appreciate in value and are worth holding onto.
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