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J. Daniel Cuvée

Vintage
2015
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.
2015 J. Daniel Cuvee WINE PAGE

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

“The 2015 vintage yielded a small crop of exceptional quality fruit. The 2015 J. Daniel Cuvée reflects this, with its modern Napa Valley ripeness coupled with classic varietal characteristics and structure. Black fruits are on full display in the aromas and flavors, including blackberry, black raspberry, black cherry, boysenberry, and black currant berry (cassis). The texture is creamy, elegant, regal and rich, with fine tannins lingering on a fabulously long finish. This is a wonderful vintage for J. Daniel Cuvée” —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
501 Cases

ACCOLADES

98+ pts | THE WINE ADVOCATE

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 J. Daniel Cuvée bursts forth with gregarious blackcurrant pastilles, black cherries and warm plum notes backed up by notions of spice cake, mocha and licorice. The full-bodied palate is powerfully fruited with opulent exotic spices accenting the black forest cake notions, framed by plush tannins and finishing with epic length. A beautifully buxom showstopper!” — Robert Parker, Jr. Wine Advocate

98+ pts | JEB DUNNUCK

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee is an inky, full-bodied, majestic Cabernet Sauvignon that should be a candidate for perfection in a decade. Black currants, the essence of blackberries, crushed rocks, gravely minerality and charcoal all emerge from this incredible, full-bodied, massive wine that’s still backward and tight. Brought up in 80% new barrels, forget bottles for 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 2-3 decades. Bravo!”  — Jeb Dunnuck.com

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$275 | The allocation period is now closed. Contact Chantal Leruitte at 707-968-9900 for more information.
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