Louis Kapcsandy Sr. has led a remarkable life. Beginning as an Hungarian refugee in the 1960s, he is a self-made success story, including a retired NFL player ! His chemical engineering background was the foundation upon which he built a successful construction company, but also plays a role in his vast knowledge of soil analysis, vine health and vinification. In 2001, his lifelong passion for wine turned into reality with the purchase and replanting of the famed State Lane Vineyard in Yountville. Along with his wife and son, and consulting winemaker Denis Malbec (Chateau Latour) they are making modern Cabernets with an old world finesse, and leading the charge towards producing legendary wines with lower alcohols and a nod to the wines of decades past.