2015 Lail - Georgia

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • Variety
    Sauvignon Blanc
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SKU: 82175-2015
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Tasted from barrel, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Georgia is rich, unctuous and deeply textured, with a striking interplay of the intensity of the year, but the greater freshness that has become part of the house style over the last few years. White peach, mint, dried flowers, lemon confit and lightly tropical notes meld into the oily, unctuous finish.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2015 Georgia Sauvignon Blanc is redolent of ripe apricots, passion fruit and guava plus notions of fresh hay, chalk dust and acacia honey. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is positively electric, with intense tropical and stone fruit flavors framed by lively freshness and a satiny texture, finishing long and chalky. 350 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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  • Founded by John and Robin Lail and made by Philippe Melka, the Lail winery has for years specialized in producing the John Daniel Cuvee. This wine is sourced from Robin's vineyard, named for her father, who was the general manager of Inglenook in the 1940s, and was the great nephew of Gustave Niebaum, Inglenook's 19th century founder. A recent addition to the lineup has been a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauvignon Blanc under the Blueprint label, recognizing John's architecture business.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 19 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors