• Producer: Lail Vineyards - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Philippe Melka
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Yountville)
  • Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vintage production: 451 cases
  • Winery location: Rutherford
  • Owner: Robin Lail
  • First Vintage: 2002
  • Drinking window: 2022-2032+

 

About the Wine:

 

Georgia is grown on a three acre, dry-farmed estate vineyard in Yountville. This exquisite, Graves-style (dry white Bordeaux)  Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for eighteen months. It displays unprecedented depth and complexity, amazing texture, and a long lingering finish. Lail Vineyards was the first winery in the New World to produce a Sauvignon Blanc in this complex and captivating style, beginning with the 2002 vintage.

 

The proprietary name celebrates the first member of the sixth generation of our family’s winemaking in Napa Valley, Georgia Eileen. It has been called by a leading wine writer “...California’s most complex and multi-dimensional Sauvignon Blanc.” 

 

It displays unprecedented depth and complexity, amazing texture, and a long lingering finish. Lail Vineyards was the first winery in the New World to produce a Sauvignon Blanc in this complex and captivating style, beginning with the 2002 vintage. The proprietary name celebrates the first member of the sixth generation of our family’s winemaking in Napa Valley, Georgia Eileen.

 

Robin recently served the 2004 vintage to Robert 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 Georgia Sauvignon Blanc 2019

£120.00Price
  • “One of the greatest examples of this variety in every vintage seems to be the Georgia cuvée from Lail. The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Georgia is 100% Sauvignon from the Totem Estate Vineyard in Yountville, and it was fermented and aged 21 months in 70% new oak. As most great wines do, it’s absorbed every trace of new wood and offers a beautiful perfume of lemon curd, white flowers, minty herbs, chalky minerality and hints of toasted brioche. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it’s concentrated, has flawless balance, and a great finish. Give it a year or two and enjoy over the following decade."

    96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar. 2022)