Possessing a delicate nose of violet, chocolate and black fruit, this wine is representative of a great Napa vintage. It has a lovely soft texture with refined, rounded tannins. The finish is fresh with good natural acidity.
93 points, Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni (December 2012): “…Top-flight Napa Valley Cabernet is rarely inexpensive. These are some of my favorite sub-$100 wines…firm, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon…gorgeous purity, inner perfume and intensity…a great showing from Lail. … “
90-92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (May 2012): “Cool aromas of medicinal black cherry, menthol and licorice…Juicy, savory and light on its feet, with an attractive sweetness…”
This is a great choice with any grilled meats, red sauce pastas, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Drink now or hold until 2020.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.