2022 Lail Vineyards 'Blueprint' Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

$59.95

Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc 2022 shows vibrant aromas of honeydew melon, tangerine, green and yellow apple, lime and Asian pear. The texture is creamy and complex, with grapefruit, jasmine and Bartlett pear notes. There is a distinct minerality character, bolstered by citrus zest, sweet pea, mango and yellow peach elements. It is snappy, vivid, zippy and spirited – very much exemplary of the varietal.”

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.

Varietal:
Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker:
Phillipe Melka + Maayan Koschitzky
Vintage:
2022
Aging:
7 Months
Oak Treatment:
Fermented in French and Austrian oak barrels; 30% new.
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Score Wine Enthusiast:
93
SKU #:
1051938
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE93

Wine Enthusiast

Heady aromas of herbs and spices fill the nose with the first sniff. They continue their dramatic march on the palate, exuding tangy lemon and lime notes laced with ginger, thyme and chives. Good, lively acidity provides the refreshment and palate cleansing that people love in Sauvignon Blanc.

JS92

James Suckling

Aromas of candied citrus, ruby grapefruit and green honeydew melon followed by tarragon and wet stones. Medium-bodied, refreshing acidity with underlying chalky notes on the palate. Crisp and pleasing white with great tension.