• 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

  • "Another stunning vintage of this perennially impressive, accessible wine, this year's includes 4% Petit Verdot. Lush layers of baked plum and blueberry are met by an undertone of tobacco, clove and toasted oak, with just a hint of crushed herb and rock. Full-bodied and concentrated in style, it carries its generosity with grace.”

    96 points, The Wine Enthusiast (EDITOR'S CHOICE, Jul. 2022)


    "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)