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J. Daniel Cuvée

Type
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2012
Other Notes
Our flagship wine is named for John Daniel Jr., ancestor to the Lail Vineyards legacy. The 21st century interpretation of the family’s highly-acclaimed Cabernet blends of the past, the J. Daniel Cuvee is a beautifully integrated, Bordeaux style blend of estate and premium vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon selections.
2012 J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon $300

WINEMAKER NOTES

“Vintage 2012 has been regarded by all of the specialists as the perfect season. Personally, it has always been so difficult to chant about perfection, but tasting 2012 is nothing else but pure ‘deliciousness’ with flavors that excite your senses and a mouth-feel that makes you feel invincible...what a beast.”
— Philippe Melka, Winemaker

 

Principals
Robin Daniel Lail, Erin Lail, Shannon Lail
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker
Philippe Melka
Vineyards
Howell Mountain, Oakville & Dutch Henry Canyon
Release
Spring 2015

ACCOLADES

100 pts | THE WINE ADVOCATE

"Absolutely perfect and one of the monumental wines of my long tasting trip in Napa is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée. I didn’t see this from barrel last year. Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak and representing 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from three vineyard sources: one in Calistoga, one in Oakville and one in Howell Mountain. Robin Lail and winemaker Philippe Melka hit pay dirt with a wine that has an inky purple color, an almost amazing bouquet that reminded me of 1989 Chateau Montrose when it was young. Sweet almost truffle-infused earth, graphite, forest floor, blackcurrant and black cherry notes are followed by a full-bodied wine with a hint of mocha and licorice. Superb purity, an incremental, yet full-bodied mouthfeel, and an extravagant, layered texture and finish make for the finest wine Robin Lail has produced to date at her winery. Drink it over the next 25-35 years." — Robert Parker, Jr.

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$300.00
/ 750ml
Regrettably, the Spring 2015 allocation amount has sold out.
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