Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2353 ratings
9.269 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

Half bottle. Big even in a split. Nice fruit and smooth finish

Half bottle. Big even in a split. Nice fruit and smooth finish

Apr 27th, 2018
Shay A
9.3

The Fall Confrerie St Etienne dinner highlighting Alsatian whites alongside French and Napa reds. A delightful evening!

The nose on this was intoxicating. Screamed American oak...coconut and dill. Very sweet oak on the nose. Like most ‘13s, they are in a tight phase. Tannic and overbearing unless decanted for a long time. This will be gorgeous in 5-7yrs. Lots of blue and black fruit alongside cedar and nutmeg IF you give it enough air time.

The Fall Confrerie St Etienne dinner highlighting Alsatian whites alongside French and Napa reds. A delightful evening!

The nose on this was intoxicating. Screamed American oak...coconut and dill. Very sweet oak on the nose. Like most ‘13s, they are in a tight phase. Tannic and overbearing unless decanted for a long time. This will be gorgeous in 5-7yrs. Lots of blue and black fruit alongside cedar and nutmeg IF you give it enough air time.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Roy Goble

My new "comfort food" from the cellar.

My new "comfort food" from the cellar.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Robust, masculine big dark berries with a "rolo" finish. A spectacular wine for the value. So good, I ordered a second bottle.

Robust, masculine big dark berries with a "rolo" finish. A spectacular wine for the value. So good, I ordered a second bottle.

Jul 26th, 2017
Eric Urbani

First the Sauv Blanc and now a powerhouse Cab - Lail has emerged as one of my favorite producers.

First the Sauv Blanc and now a powerhouse Cab - Lail has emerged as one of my favorite producers.

4 people found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
Monika Elling

Melka can do no wrong with #wine.

Melka can do no wrong with #wine.

2 people found it helpfulOct 6th, 2014
Ryan Vento

9.2 because it’s a youngin’ and needed time to stretch its legs and blow off some of that backwoods funk. I knew that had it lasted longer in the glass it would have sung all the merrier, but what notes it did sing were lovely indeed. Molasses, clove, plums, blackberries, allspice, and leather.

9.2 because it’s a youngin’ and needed time to stretch its legs and blow off some of that backwoods funk. I knew that had it lasted longer in the glass it would have sung all the merrier, but what notes it did sing were lovely indeed. Molasses, clove, plums, blackberries, allspice, and leather.

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2017
Scott Stewart

Damn delicious...

Damn delicious...

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2015
Eric Urbani

Lail is nailing it on multiple varietals. Infatuated with the Sauvignon Blanc and now the Cab comes along ...

Lail is nailing it on multiple varietals. Infatuated with the Sauvignon Blanc and now the Cab comes along ...

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2015
Joshua Blissett

The most affordable cab that Phillipe Melka makes. Absolutely amazing.

The most affordable cab that Phillipe Melka makes. Absolutely amazing.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014