2021 Lail Vineyards 'Blueprint' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is bright, rich and full of personality. Deep purple in color, it has captivating aromas of boysenberry, black cherry and black raspberry. The flavors include blueberry, red currant, and blackberry. Youthful, exuberant and plush, this wine truly reflects the wonderful growing season in the exceptional 2021 Napa Valley vintage.

It’s not hard to figure out why Robin Daniel Lail is making some of the most elite wines in the Napa Valley. She’s had some time to prepare. Not only did she grow up looking over her father John Daniel’s shoulder in Inglenook Winery in Rutherford, she worked for Robert Mondavi for 5 years, then in 1982, she co-founded Dominus with Christian Moueix, and in 1983, co-founded Merryvale Vineyards with Bill Harlan, where she served as President for ten years. She founded Lail in 1995. We call that a track record. Lail’s winemaker is Philippe Melka, one of the finest winemakers in our little sylvan valley, not to mention the world. He’s worked for Lail since the beginning, not to mention Dominus Estate in Rutherford and Château Petrus in Pomerol. Not exactly a lightweight, as they say.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French oak Barrels, 50% new
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint comes from multiple vineyards across the Napa Valley but draws most heavily upon Rutherford. The separate lots are blended after approximately 12 months in barrel, then allowed to marry for a few months prior to bottling. Fruit-forward scents of blueberries, cassis and black cherries mark the nose, while the balanced, medium to full-bodied palate is silky, fine and elegant, with just the right amount of ripe, savory tannins on the finish. In the context of Napa Valley Cabernet, it's a terrific value.


Wine Enthusiast

Baked fruits and toasty oak aromas lead to richly layered blackberries, blueberries and cocoa in this full-bodied and warmly tannic wine. Aged in 50-% new French barrels, it is well structured for aging and has the concentration to match.