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Lail Vineyards, Georgia Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California, 2021

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Overview of the Wine
Our story began in 1879 when Robin Daniel Lail’s great-granduncle, Gustave Niebaum, pioneered fine winemaking in the Napa Valley when he founded Inglenook Winery. Inglenook was passed down to Robin’s grandfather and then to her father, John Daniel Jr., a true innovator and wine industry leader who produced legendary wines. In 1995, after years working with other Napa Valley icons (Robert Mondavi, Bill Harlan, Christian Mouiex), Robin’s dream of creating her own extraordinary wines set flight when she and her daughters, Erin and Shannon, assembled a multifaceted team of talent and set out on her own by launching Lail Vineyards. Today, the venture carries forward the stories and patina of over 135 years of winemaking into the 21st Century. The family continues its passionate quest to produce the very finest wines from the blend of its ingredients – the land, the seasons, the winemaking team, and the spirit of the generations who led the way.

Georgia is grown on a three acre, dry-farmed estate vineyard in Yountville. This exquisite, Graves-style (dry white Bordeaux) Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged in 100% French oak barrels for eighteen months. It displays unprecedented depth and complexity, amazing texture, and a long lingering finish. Lail Vineyards was the first winery in the New World to produce a Sauvignon Blanc in this complex and captivating style, beginning with the 2002 vintage. The proprietary name celebrates the first member of the sixth generation of our family’s winemaking in Napa Valley, Georgia Eileen. It has been called by a leading wine writer”…California’s most complex and multi-dimensional Sauvignon Blanc.”


Grape / Blend
Sauvignon Blanc

Origin
Napa Valley, California

Winemaker Tasting Notes
Georgia Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is medium straw in color. Dynamic and spirited, the aromas burst forth with citrus, honeyed flowers and stone fruit notes. The flavors include apricot, lemon, minty herbs and coconut. There are the hallmark Georgia expressions of minerality, white truffle and toasted brioche filling out the zingy and energetic finish. This will impress early and for many years to come.

—Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky, winemakers 

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
One of the greatest examples of this variety in every vintage seems to be the Georgia cuvee from Lail. The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Georgia is 100% Sauvignon from the Totem Estate Vineyard in Yountville, and it was fermented and aged 21 months in 70% new oak. As most great wines do, it’s absorbed every trace of new wood and offers a beautiful perfume of lemon curd, white flowers, minty herbs, chalky minerality and hints of toasted brioche. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it’s concentrated, has flawless balance, and a great finish. Give it a year or two and enjoy over the following decade. Best After 2022

95 Points - James Suckling
This is a wonderful Georgia with a dense and very creamy texture, showing sliced apples, pears and cream. Peach and citrus, too. Full and lively, yet always present on the palate. Phenolic tension, too. Reserved at the end. From three acres. One for the cellar. Drink or hold.

94 Points - Vinous
The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Georgia is racy and seductive right out of the glass. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and a hint of tropical fruit lend richness and oiliness to this beautifully layered, inviting Sauvignon Blanc. The Georgia emerges from a tiny vineyard in the center of Yountville. Best after 2021.

93 Points - Wine Spectator
Fresh and aromatic, with orange blossom, jasmine, lemongrass and litsea oil nuances that mingle easily with pear, Honeycrisp apple, lemon zest and tangerine on a sleek, mouthwatering frame. Delivers hints of coconut water and rooibos tea that linger on the finish. Drink now.

Product size: 750ml

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