• Producer: Lail Vineyards - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Philippe Melka
  • Region (AVA): Napa (Napa Valley)
  • Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Vintage production: 2,027 cases
  • Winery location: Rutherford
  • Owner: Robin Lail
  • First Vintage: 2001
  • Drinking window: 2021-2031+

 

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 2018, the wine spent 17 months in French Oak (45% new). The vineyards are located in Calistoga, Coombsville, Diamond Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leap District, St. Helena and Yountville.

 

Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

£66.00Price
  • "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint is a fabulous entry-level wine from Robin Lail. Crème de cassis, chocolate, spice, new leather and cloves are all kicked up in this juicy, flamboyant, plush Cabernet. The Blueprint is made from a collection of top sites on Napa Valley. Best of all, it remains a fabulous value.”

    93 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Jan. 2022)

     

    "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint is fabulous. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, spice, lavender and menthol fill out the layers beautifully. In the glass, the 2018 is rich and generous, yet it also possesses terrific freshness and plenty of verve. It is a superb wine in its price range, or any price range, for that matter.”

    93 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Jan. 2021)