Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon | 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 50167

RP100 JS97 VN96

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.

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Critical Acclaim

JS97 JamesSuckling.com Friday, May 3, 2019

"Love the green olives, blackberries and sweet tobacco. Hints of walnuts and wet earth. Full-bodied yet reserved and very tight with beautiful richness and focus. Dense and exciting. A blend of Oakville and Howell Mountain. Great Napa cab. Try after 2022." (97 pts.)

VN96 Vinous May 2019

"Saturated dark ruby. Very pure but reticent aromas of blackberry, licorice, spices and minerals, complicated by whiffs of violet and leather and a faint medicinal quality. Utterly silky, sweet and fresh on the palate, showing near-perfect balance from the outset. This wonderfully generous fruit bomb is still an infant and yet is a treat to taste today owing to its compelling sweetness and glossy texture. Hints of graphite and warm loam add interest as the wine opens in the glass. Robin Lail describes this wine as “a combination of the opulence of the 2012 and the structure of the ’13,” while general manager Michael Updegraff says it’s “like Cabernet candy.” Finishes with substantial fine-grained, horizontal tannins and outstanding breadth and length. A brilliant wine for a drought year; in fact, Lail’s string of J. Daniel releases from California’s five years of drought (2012 through 2016) represent a new level of excellence for this winery." (96 pts.)

RP100 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2018

"One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J Daniel Cuvee is deep garnet-purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of crème 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. 950 cases produced." (100 pts.)

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From the Producer

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.

California

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SKU50167
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameLail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictNapa Valley
Product Location - Location-AppellationNapa Valley
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume15.1%
BrandLail Vineyards
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2016
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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