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J. Daniel Cuvée

Type
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2014
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 Cuvée is a beautifully integrated, Bordeaux style blend of estate and premium vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon selections.
2014 J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon WINE PAGE

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

“2014 was another drought year in the Napa Valley, again yielding a crop of small, intensely flavored grapes (especially from our two mountain vineyard sites). As is often the case, this J. Daniel Cuvée is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, showing off the beautiful energy and purity of this vintage. The aromas and flavors tilt toward the black fruits family, including black raspberry, black cherry, boysenberry and blackberry. It has that creamy, regal mid-palate that is a signature of this flagship bottling, and a perfect balance that should allow it to grow and improve for many years to come.” —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 2017
Case Production
969 Cases

ACCOLADES

(95-97) pts | THE WINE ADVOCATE

"The barrel sample of the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the identical sources) exhibits beautiful, sweet tannin, loads of charcoal, a full-bodied flavor profile of blue and black fruits, softer tannins and a more open-knit, up-front appeal than the somewhat firm and more closed blockbuster 2013. In keeping with this vintage character, the wine is very showy, charming and should drink beautifully when released in a year or so, evolving gracefully for at least two decades.” — Robert Parker, Jr.

 

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$250 Release price. Allocation period has closed. Contact Chantal Leruitte at 707-968-9900 for more information.
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