Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.0172 ratings
9.042 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
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
Jonathan Wall

Rich, citrus, methane, oak. Interesting depth, but not my preferred style of SB.

Rich, citrus, methane, oak. Interesting depth, but not my preferred style of SB.

Apr 17th, 2018
Sommelara

Difícil de conseguir. Sav Blanc en su máxima expresión de Napa!

Difícil de conseguir. Sav Blanc en su máxima expresión de Napa!

Dec 4th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Spruce? Call me crazy but it's there. Bright and vibrant with racy acidity.

Spruce? Call me crazy but it's there. Bright and vibrant with racy acidity.

Aug 16th, 2017
Mike R
9.2

I like it and it will get better over time but if you got them you could drink them as I did - still felt I robbed the cradle - oh well all.smiles tonight

I like it and it will get better over time but if you got them you could drink them as I did - still felt I robbed the cradle - oh well all.smiles tonight

Jul 15th, 2017
Sean Genn

Great Napa SB. Barrel Fermented for 2 weeks and oak then put in stainless. The brief encounter with oak gives it a very nice roundness.

Great Napa SB. Barrel Fermented for 2 weeks and oak then put in stainless. The brief encounter with oak gives it a very nice roundness.

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2016
Mike R
9.1

What a masters - way to go Sergio - Seve is so proud of you - this wine makes me smile

What a masters - way to go Sergio - Seve is so proud of you - this wine makes me smile

Apr 10th, 2017