Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.0174 ratings
9.150 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Aged in 50% new French oak for 4 months, then in stainless, pale lemon with aromas of tropical and stone fruits with blossom notes. On the palate vibrant flavors of apple, pear and lemon with a zesty punch and a nice touch of vanilla. Savory, long finish ending with mineral and biscuit notes. Very nice. Tasting Sample!

Aged in 50% new French oak for 4 months, then in stainless, pale lemon with aromas of tropical and stone fruits with blossom notes. On the palate vibrant flavors of apple, pear and lemon with a zesty punch and a nice touch of vanilla. Savory, long finish ending with mineral and biscuit notes. Very nice. Tasting Sample!

May 13th, 2021
Mike R
9.3

Delicious - melka can make some incredible Sauvignon Blanc

Delicious - melka can make some incredible Sauvignon Blanc

Feb 17th, 2021
Ron R
9.5

Amazing for its exotic verve and vitality. Precision in a glass. Lail can do no wrong in our book. We’re going back to the well on this one....

Amazing for its exotic verve and vitality. Precision in a glass. Lail can do no wrong in our book. We’re going back to the well on this one....

Nov 22nd, 2020
Brian Szluk

Candied lemon, lime, pear, medium plus acidity. Not sure why I have not purchased this wine is so long. My new porch pounder!

Candied lemon, lime, pear, medium plus acidity. Not sure why I have not purchased this wine is so long. My new porch pounder!

Oct 25th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Aged in 50% new French oak for 4 months, then in stainless, pale lemon with aromas of tropical and stone fruits with blossom notes. On the palate vibrant flavors of apple, pear and lemon with a zesty punch and a nice touch of vanilla. Savory, long finish ending with mineral and biscuit notes. Very nice. Tasting Sample!

Aged in 50% new French oak for 4 months, then in stainless, pale lemon with aromas of tropical and stone fruits with blossom notes. On the palate vibrant flavors of apple, pear and lemon with a zesty punch and a nice touch of vanilla. Savory, long finish ending with mineral and biscuit notes. Very nice. Tasting Sample!

Oct 23rd, 2020
Ron R
9.2

Always an exotic presentation.
Passion fruit and guava on the palate. Chased by pineapple and citrus fruits (limes) on the palate. Still possesses zippy acidity, and subtle minerality. A textbook expression for the varietal.

Always an exotic presentation.
Passion fruit and guava on the palate. Chased by pineapple and citrus fruits (limes) on the palate. Still possesses zippy acidity, and subtle minerality. A textbook expression for the varietal.

Jan 10th, 2020
Ron R
9.3

Happy 4th peeps!
This is a classic proposition for sauv blanc, but in a more restrained style. The nose is reductive; simple, which is counter-balanced by the layered and complex palate. While subtle, it opens up on the mid-palate displaying white peach and nectarines, bolstered by good minerality and delicate sweetness. Bright acidity will let this stand still for a few more years, but I would consume this vintage now. Wifey rating, and I agree.
NY skyline in the background.

Happy 4th peeps!
This is a classic proposition for sauv blanc, but in a more restrained style. The nose is reductive; simple, which is counter-balanced by the layered and complex palate. While subtle, it opens up on the mid-palate displaying white peach and nectarines, bolstered by good minerality and delicate sweetness. Bright acidity will let this stand still for a few more years, but I would consume this vintage now. Wifey rating, and I agree.
NY skyline in the background.

Jul 4th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

100% Sauvignon from Totem Vineyard in Yountville plus two other vineyards in Coombsville. Barrel fermented, two to four weeks of French oak, 40% new
This is less grassy and gooseberry than a Marlborough but more assertive than many California sauvignons where the fruit gets so ripe it turns to peach and fig. This is a real Sauvignon lover’s wine with hallmarks of both New World and Old.
Pale lemon, creamy texture with crisp, well-balanced acidity. Plenty of herbal overtones without losing a fruity, mineral-driven core. Long finish - an exciting wine.

100% Sauvignon from Totem Vineyard in Yountville plus two other vineyards in Coombsville. Barrel fermented, two to four weeks of French oak, 40% new
This is less grassy and gooseberry than a Marlborough but more assertive than many California sauvignons where the fruit gets so ripe it turns to peach and fig. This is a real Sauvignon lover’s wine with hallmarks of both New World and Old.
Pale lemon, creamy texture with crisp, well-balanced acidity. Plenty of herbal overtones without losing a fruity, mineral-driven core. Long finish - an exciting wine.

May 18th, 2019
Shawn R

This won’t be a crowd pleaser, and could be a love hate relationship. Right of the bat the alcohol jumps out at me, comes across as boozy. Lemon oil, lean and focused. Complex wine, changing as it moves through temperatures.

This won’t be a crowd pleaser, and could be a love hate relationship. Right of the bat the alcohol jumps out at me, comes across as boozy. Lemon oil, lean and focused. Complex wine, changing as it moves through temperatures.

May 19th, 2018
Mike R
9.1

Just going to ease back into the groove - just a bottle of white then tomorrow a bottle of red

Taken three plus weeks to get rid of bronchitis and starting to exercise again

a nice wine to ease into things - crisp tart great citrus - Asian pear, grapefruit green apples 🍏
@David L you know it well brother - all smiles

Just going to ease back into the groove - just a bottle of white then tomorrow a bottle of red

Taken three plus weeks to get rid of bronchitis and starting to exercise again

a nice wine to ease into things - crisp tart great citrus - Asian pear, grapefruit green apples 🍏
@David L you know it well brother - all smiles

May 9th, 2018