The Kapcsandy Family bought the old Beringer estate in Yountville, "a town that is becoming the epicurean center for Napa Valley"
), in 2000, and over the past decade has risen to the highest echelons of the Napa Valley fine wine scene. Lou Kapcsandy, of Hungarian descent, completely replanted the vineyards neighbouring the illustrious Screaming Eagle with the finest Bordeaux clones. Bringing in Bordelais legend and third generation winemaker from Latour, Denis Malbec, Lou left no stone unturned in his quest to make ultra-fine Napa wine. The estate makes world-class cuvées of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietal-based wines from just 20 acres. The Estate Cuvee is composed of equal amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blended with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; Roberta’s Reserve, named after Lou's wife Bobbi, is a Merlot-based Pomerol-styled wine; the Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard is a predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon based wine in the style of the northern Medoc. Production is tiny, but quality is unrivalled.