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Lail Vineyards

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2015 Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée  (Napa Valley) 96

Black and blue fruits, black cherry, smoke, licorice, vanilla bean and cigar wrapper opens the wine. On the palate, the wine is rich, round, fleshy and flashy, with waves of dark, chocolate covered black fruits. Even with all this power, there is a refinement to the character that really works for me. Concentrated, full bodied and showy, this can be enjoyed young, for its lively fruit, or aged for those that prefer secondary development.

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2013 Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée  (Napa Valley) 97

Power and purity are in abundance here in this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon based wine. Dark in color, richly textured, with ripe, polished tannins, intensity of flavor and concentration, the wine serves up a solid wave of blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice, blue fruit, vanilla and wet earth. Stylish, character driven and ripe, but not overripe, everything seems to work here. Quite youthful as you would expect at the moment, once everything falls into place, this will be a fabulous expression of California Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2012 Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint  (Napa Valley) 92

Medium/full bodied, with a black cherry core, floral notes, ripe, soft tannins and a long, licorice infused, dark red berry finish.

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2011 Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée  (Napa Valley) 89

Medium bodied, easy drinking in style, with an olive and black raspberry character. Drink this on the young side.

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2010 Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée  (Napa Valley) 93

From 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this lush, sensuous, display of ripe dark fruits, licorice, espresso and smoke delivers a fresh, round, full bodied, polished finish. This should age quite well.

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2009 Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint  (Napa Valley) 90

Forward in style and filled with licorice, ripe jammy berries, earth and oak, the wine features round, soft, textures, and a ripe, fruit filled finish. This is another 2009 Caberent Sauvignon that offers good quality, style and sells for a fair price.

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Licorice, herbs, blackberry and olive scents make up the perfume. The supple textured wine is slightly marred by a touch of green and tartness in the finish.

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2009 Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée  (Napa Valley) 94

Inky in color, with fresh black raspberry, floral, truffle, spice and black cherry. Rich, soft, ripe and silky, polished textures end with a long fresh, sweet finish.

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