Kapcsandy Family Wines, Endre, Napa Valley, California, 2008
Drinking Window: 2012 - 2018
Lou Kapcsandy escaped Hungary in the 1950s, came to America and, while building a Seattle construction business, fell in love with Bordeaux. In 2000, he bought Beringer’s old State Lane vineyard in Yountville, and replanted with help from consultants Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer. Kapcsandy’s goal: to make wines in the tradition of Tchelistcheff-era Beaulieu and other greats of Napa’s part. His second wine, Endre, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 25% Merlot (Cab Franc and Petit Verdot make the rest) is subtle and loamy, with great berry fruit, dried sagebrush and perfect acidity. A precise and grown-up wine.