• Producer: Lail Vineyards - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Philippe Melka
  • Region (AVA): Napa (Napa Valley)
  • Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Vintage production: 2,310 cases
  • Winery location: Rutherford
  • Owner: Robin Lail
  • First Vintage: 2001
  • Drinking window: 2019-2031

 

About the Wine:

 

The Blueprint is Lail Vineyards' modern interpretation of Cabernet Sauvignon, capturing the abundant sunshine of Napa Valley and transforming it into intensely flavorful wines meant for early release and enjoyment in a delicious, crowd-pleasing style. Whimsically named “Blueprint” as a nod to Jon Lail’s highly regarded architectural design achievements, this gorgeous Cabernet hails from impeccable vineyards and is made by a great winemaker.

 

In 2016, the wine spent 18 months in French Oak (51% new). The vineyard sources were:

 

Mole Hill Vineyard - Howell Mountain Estate

Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard - Oakville

Lambert Vineyard - Coombsville

Evans Vineyard - Soda Canyon

San Savino - Yountville

Heimark - Calistoga

Beckstoffer Georges III - Rutherford

Renteria 360 - Rutherford

Round Pond - Rutherford

 

Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

£60.00Price
Price above per 75cl bottle
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  • "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint is fabulous, not to mention a huge overachiever in its price range. A burst of sweet red cherry, plum, espresso, chocolate, tobacco, menthol and French oak hits the palate. Expressive, pliant and super-inviting, the 2016 has so much to offer. Best of all, it will drink well upon release. ”

    93 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Dec. 2018)

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