Kapcsandy, Inglenook & Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Denis Malbec (left) and Lou Kapcsandy

The Kapcsandy and Inglenook tasting notes below should be read in conjunction with today's article First-growth influences in Napa Valley. I have also included notes taken during a visit a day or two later to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, established in the early 1970s by Warren Winiarski, who still lives on the property now owned by Chateau Ste Michelle, the dominant wine producer of Washington state.

A year or two back Alder said that next time I was in Napa Valley I should be sure to visit Lou Kapcsandy and his vineyard just off the Yountville Crossroad between the...