- Producer: Lail Vineyards - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Philippe Melka
- Region (AVA): Napa (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Vintage production: 1,342 cases
- Winery location: Rutherford
- Owner: Robin Lail
- First Vintage: 2007
- Drinking window: 2018-2025
About the Estate:
The Blueprint 2018 fruit was sourced from Lail's famed Estate Totem Vineyard (Yountville), Farella Vineyard (Coombsville) and Rewa Vineyard (Coombsville). It was fermented in French oak (30% new) and aged in stainless steel.
Robin’s beautiful home at The Mole Hill Estate on Howell Mountain is the heart and soul of Lail, and gives its name to the hyper-rare Mole Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – wine so rare that it is not made every year, and has not been reviewed by any wine writer.
As well as Mole Hill, Lail has vineyards at top sites across the valley: Heimark in Calistoga, Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville, Totem Estate in Yountville, Crocker in St. Helena, Farella and Rewa in Coombsville. As well as these stunning Cabernets, Lail is famed for its Sauvignon Blancs. The top cuvee is the exclusive Georgia Sauvignon Blanc, produced from cooler sites in Yountville. Robin recently served the 2004 vintage to Parker who was astonished to find how fresh and complex it was at over ten years of age! He described the Georgia as one of the great Sauvignon Blancs of the USA.
Lail Vineyards Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc 2018
"Philippe Melka makes this perennial stunner for Robin Daniel Lail, the U.S. representative to the Porto Protocol for climate action. It opens in a white flower aroma, with a palate reminiscent of lemon peel and wet stone. Balanced in weight, it is graceful, complex and lengthy in sumptuous flavors of pear and peach. The grapes were sourced from vineyards in Yountville and Coombsville."
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jan. 2020)