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J. Daniel Cuvée

Vintage
2016
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.
2016 J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon, WINE PAGE

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

“J. Daniel Cuvée is deep purple, with intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, dried herbs and dark chocolate.The flavors add savory notes of game, smoke, anise, and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, rich, powerful, and long, with fine-grained tannins, this is a compelling and enchanting vintage for J. Daniel Cuvée." — Philippe Melka, Winemaker

Principals
Robin Daniel Lail, Erin Lail, Shannon Lail
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker
Philippe Melka
Vineyards
Mole Hill Vineyard, Heimark Vineyard, Vine Hill Ranch
Release
Spring 2019
Case Production
955 Cases

ACCOLADES

100 pts | THE WINE ADVOCATE

“One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J. Daniel Cuvée is deep garnet- purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of creme de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with touches of garrigue, fragrant earth, powdered cinnamon, black olives and tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with a solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long and minerally." — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

 

97 pts | VINOUS

“Lail's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon John Daniel Cuvée is absolutely fabulous. Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon John Daniel Cuvée offers superb intensity and richness in all of its dimensions. Black cherry, plum, graphite, smoke, licorice and dark spice add to an impression of gravitas and pure, brooding power. Game, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs, gravel and scorched earth undertones add the closing shades of nuance.Vineyard sources are Heimark, Vine Hill Ranch and Mole Hill.”  — Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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