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Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint Napa Valley 2017  - First Bottle


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Made by Philippe Melka and his team, this is a grippy, earthy wine, vibrant in blue fruit, plum and sage. Round, lush and opulent on the palate, it glides seamlessly across supple, integrated tannin and oak, effortlessly incorporating 11% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. The vineyard sources range from the producer’s Mole Hill Estate on Howell Mountain to the cooler reaches of Coombsville. *Editors' Choice*

Technical Details

  • Blend83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot
  • WinemakerPhilippe Melka
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • VineyardVineyard sources come from Calistoga, Coombsville, Rutherford, Oakville, Stags Leap District, St. Helena and Yountville
  • OakFrench Oak Barrels (45% new French oak)
  • Aging/Cooperage18 Months
  • Production2265 cases cases

Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint Napa Valley 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon  |  US
WE97, JD93, JS92

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About the Producer

Robin Daniel Lail’s heritage began in 1879 with the founding of Inglenook Vineyards by her great-granduncle, the iconic Captain Gustave Niebaum. Robin is a legend, helping found Dominus and Merryvale, she is one of the most influential women in Napa Valley history and remains that way to this day. She saw the talent in a young Philippe Melka and hired him as winemaker, it was one of his very first gigs in Napa and has remained at the helm of winemaking ever since.