|2021 Lail “Blueprint” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon|
$164.95 per bottle – six packs – 60 bottles available.
93 points Vinous
“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. (AG)”
91-93 points Jeb Dunnuck
“Always a classic Cabernet based around Rutherford fruit that delivers loads of bang for the buck, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint is going to be well worth your time. Currants, leather, tobacco, and dried herbs give way to a medium-bodied, round, mouth-filling, beautifully textured Cabernet that will drink nicely right out of the gate.”
In February 2019, Robin Lail was appointed as U.S. Representative to the Porto Protocol, a global initiative asking companies to demonstrate leadership on climate action and share best practices. The winery describes this release, part of their Blueprint labeling, as wines that “celebrate these pioneers and architects of innovation
For a winery established less than 25 years ago, Lail Vineyards has a remarkably long back story. When Robin Daniel Lail launched Lail Vineyards in 1995, her flagship J. Daniel Cuvée was an homage to her father John Daniel, Jr. a visionary who helped to put Napa Valley on the world wine map. But her family’s Napa Valley roots were planted much longer ago. in 1977 she began working as Robert Mondavi’s personal assistant. Under his guidance, she launched the first Auction Napa Valley in 1981. After five years at Mondavi, she and her sister Marky co-founded Dominus Estate in 1982 with Christian Moueix and in 1983 she teamed up with Bill Harlan to establish Merryvale Vineyards, where she served as president for 12 years.
Acclaim for the 2021 Vintage:
“Two thousand twenty-one is a fabulous vintage.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
“Even tasted from barrel, it’s clear that 2021 is a very strong, if not truly exceptional, vintage for Napa Valley.” – Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
“Napa’s best vintage in a decade!” – Alder Yarrow, Vinography