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From the somewhat mysterious beginning of the focused and dedicated Gustav Niebaum, through the supervisory interim years of John Daniel, Sr., to the innovative period of John Daniel, Jr., the early history of Inglenook has its fascinations. When John Daniel, Jr., third-generation owner and manager of Inglenook Vineyards, sold the winery in 1964, he thought it was the end of a family tradition that started in Napa Valley in 1879. But history is full of surprises. The Niebaum-Daniel odyssey did not die, but was picked up by Daniel's daughter, Robin Daniel Lail, and her husband, Jon. It was Jon who urged the family to move back to Napa Valley from the Bay Area, and Jon who first returned to the wine business in 1970. Then in 1977 Robin joined the Robert Mondavi Winery, working as Robert Mondavi's assistant for the next five years. In 1982 she co-founded the John Daniel Society with her sister and Christian Moueix to produce Dominus from a vineyard originally part of the Inglenook estate. In 1983 she co-founded Merryvale Vineyards with a group of partners including her husband. The real return to tradition began when Robin sold her interests in Dominus and Merryvale in 1995, and with her family started Lail Vineyards. This venture is dedicated to producing a single proprietary red wine which will rank among the finest wines in the world. While Jon and Shannon Lail are ambassadors at large for the venture, Erin Lail joined the winery in 1998 as the Director of Operations, representing the fifth generation in this ongoing family history. Since the inaugural release of the 1995 J. Daniel Cuvee, the Lails have brought an historic presence and patina to each bottle of wine as they re-kindle their family's winemaking tradition. Production is very limited and the focus on excellence is unrelenting. Visit the Lail website.
Lail J. Daniel Cuvée 2011

Lail J. Daniel Cuvée 2011

v 91+
The JDC 2011 begins with a seductive nose, exploding with aromas of clove, anise and mocha. The palate is very refined with rich flavors of lavish black cherry, fresh blue and black fruits and well structured tannins. The wine shows intensity and a flowing progression that leads to a finish ... more
BN#557608

Price:$199.99

in mixed case $179.99

SKU 14076

Lail Georgia 2018

Lail Georgia 2018

Georgia Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is medium straw color, and has captivating white peach, vanilla bean, brioche and lemongrass aromatics. Rich in texture, there are intense flavors of apricot, lemon curd, and nectarine. It is powerful, sophisticated, round and long on the palate, with all the hallmarks of this wonderful Graves-inspired ... more
BN#748019

Price:$141.99

in mixed case $127.79

SKU 14231

Lail J. Daniel Cuvée 2013

Lail J. Daniel Cuvée 2013

The 2013 growing season could be the equal of (or even superior to) the 2012, considered by many as a perfect season. This J. Daniel Cuvée is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, showing off the power and purity of the vintage. Dense, extracted and intense, it has aromas and flavors of blackberry, ... more
BN#585778

Price:$269.99

in mixed case $242.99

SKU 14229

Lail J. Daniel Cuvée 2016

Lail J. Daniel Cuvée 2016

Appearance: Deep purple. Nose: Intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, dried herbs and dark chocolate. Palate: 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.  more
BN#691769

Price:$269.99

in mixed case $242.99

SKU 21893


Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Very consistent in style with our two prior Mole Hill bottlings, this wine clearly expresses the classic Howell Mountain briary, spicy characteristics of blackberries, Asian spices, boysenberry and dark chocolate. The mid palate is laden with roasted coffee and vanilla flavors. It has vibrant bright acidity and the firm but ... more
BN#512525

Price:$229.99

in mixed case $206.99

SKU 12342

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Deep purple/red in color, the 2013 Mole Hill has pure aromas of Asian spices, blackberry cream, boysenberry and black cherry. The palate adds notes of dark chocolate, black raspberry and briary spice. The regal, bright and persistent acidity drives the flavors across the tongue, while the fine and round tannins ... more
BN#603609

Price:$275.99

in mixed case $248.39

SKU 22813

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Another great growing season on Howell Mountain delivers this classic, pure Cabernet Sauvignon. It has that signature family of black fruit aromas and flavors: boysenberry, blackberry, loganberry and black raspberry. Fine tannins and bright acidity provide a frame upon which these flavors dance and cavort. This is a large shouldered ... more
BN#642260

Price:$275.99

in mixed case $248.39

SKU 18308

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Lail Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Perfectly expressive of its Howell Mountain ori- gins, the 2012 Mole Hill has a nose rich with star an- ise, boysenberry and blackberries. A well balanced palate shows dark cherry, dried sage, savory herbs, black raspberries and dark chocolate. So character- istic of this appellation, it has vibrant bright acidity ... more
BN#708542

Price:$275.99

in mixed case $248.39

SKU 22896





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