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Roberta's Reserve (Merlot), Kapcsándy Family Winery 2018

Subregion U.S.A. > California > Napa Valley

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Roberta's Reserve is another magnificent wine from the Kapcsándy family. Beautifully ripe and deep, the Roberta's balances richness with elegance in a stunning style. Black cherry, chocolate, new leather, licorice, spice and menthol, build as this creamy, expansive Merlot opens over time. The 2018 is all class. In a word: superb. 2026-2043

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2021

The Merlot-dominated 2018 Roberta's Reserve (there is 2% Cabernet Franc) is also deeply hued and has a great nose of smoked black and blue fruits, gravelly earth, chocolate, and tobacco. As with all the wines here, it has incredible purity of fruit, the tannins are just about perfect, and it’s flawlessly balanced. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 15-20 years. 2025-2046

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 2021

A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard was aged in French oak, 75% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes bounding out of the glass with energetic notes of crushed red and black plums, boysenberries and Morello cherries plus hints of blueberry pie, camphor, dark chocolate, star anise and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid foundation of ripe, rounded tannins and bold freshness supporting the generous, crunchy black and red fruit, finishing long and lifted. 175 cases were made. 2022-2042

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, November 2020
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