Lail Vineyards

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Hudson Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Shay A
9.2

@Delectable Wine: This is the Alpha Omega Hudson Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. I didn’t see it in the database.

This is the first time I have seen a SauvBlanc made with Hudson fruit. I’m a big fan of Hudson, so I wanted to give this a try.

I would group this with the “SuperSauvBlancs” that are popular in the valley. Not only is it tropical, but it is richly textured. When mentally comparing to some of the other SBs in this style, this feels in between Melka style (Mekerra, Lail Georgia) with the rich, tropical guava, papaya, pineapple notes and Maayan’s LaPelle SB with its way to dial down the tropical a touch but have so much citrus (grapefruit) and verve. I hoped this would express my expectation of typical Hudson fruit (yellow fruit galore and herbal), but I didn’t get that here. The oak comes across in texture but there is a good snap of acidity at the finish. Pricey, but a nice wine.

Followed over two days with no change. Drink now or hold a few years.
— 4 days ago

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Norman Gennaro

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Like that Melka and didn’t realize Hudson was also a SavBlanc vineyard.
Paul K

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Another great review @David T
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Pierrick Bouley

Bourgogne Cote d'Or Pinot Noir 2018

Man. I really like this. A great example of what it is.

Nose is fresh crushed grapes in your hand. Some earth. Library book. As this opens licorice flower.

Palate is so fresh. Some lovely bitterness. Amazing texture. So fresh in such a grapey way. This Burrgundian sweetness.

The wine they serve by the glass in God’s Bistro. Man. I’d pay $1,000 to have this with some lentils and saucison lail right fucking now.

For what this is , it’s a 10/10.

Bought from fass selections
— 3 years ago

John, Peter and 9 others liked this

Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Definitely improves with air time. Recommend decant of at least 45 min. Really softens up and fruit shines. Black and dark red fruit. Licorice, earthy. Medium finish. — 5 months ago

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Melka

La Mekerra Vineyard White Blend 2016

Shay A
9.4

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

Decanted an hour. Acquired during a visit to Melka a few years back. Last bottle of a 3-pack, and poured next to a 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. 100%SB and 100% barrel fermented. This was the SB that opened my eyes to how good SB could be 5-6yrs ago. The tropical aromatics (pineapple, lots of guava, white peach) alongside such a rich yet balanced palate (glycerin like, oak only noticeable in texture, not taste). Lemon cream with a puckering finish.

As an aside, I know these “super SauvBlancs” have become popular. Melka must be at the forefront thanks to involvement in V29, DANA, Lail, Melka, ADAMVS, and countless others from the Atelier Melka team.
— 10 months ago

Tom, Jan and 23 others liked this

Lail Vineyards

J. Daniel Cuvée Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Delicious! Complex wine — 4 years ago

Drew Lieberman
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Raul, Shay and 2 others liked this

Kenzo Estate

Asatsuyu Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Compared to the Lail Georgia SB, this one definitely is lighter bodied, but definitely has a nice, crisp tropical Style. Was getting lots of peach and nectarine. Key lime. Very satisfying. Would be a Sauvignon Blanc worthy to put in the regular summer rotation. QPR on this wine is a touch on the poor side. I think this one will hold for 5 years or so. — 5 years ago

Dan Fitzgerald
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Serge, Shay and 18 others liked this

Lail Vineyards

J. Daniel Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

David T
9.4

Luxury, lush, ripe Cabernet. — 8 months ago

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Lail Vineyards

Georgia Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021

I was blinded and thought it was a burgundy or Chablis, so surprised. Many types of orange, lemon, lime, chalk, pear, green apple, white chocolate, by far the best American SB I have ever had and up there with anything French. Well done! — 9 months ago

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La Pelle Wines

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Shay A
9.3

I’m 92-93 here. I think there is a chance this improves slightly over the next 12-18 months before staying at peak and then trending down.

I don’t drink much SauvBlanc (I’d rather just have bubbles) but this SB is like the Goldilocks of Cali SauvBlanc…it’s not the rich, Bordeaux Blanc style (Melka, V29, Lail Georgia, etc) but it’s also not the boring, forgetful SauvBlanc so many wineries create just because. It has Bordeaux Blanc qualities but with a bright twist…there’s grapefruit, tangerine and white peach aromatically, but even while there’s just a kiss of oak on the palate to round it out, it’s nestled between sea spray, lemon and limestone. Almost tart, but pulls back thanks to the oak. Wonderful QPR here
— a year ago

Tom, Jan and 27 others liked this

Robert Pepi

Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

Robert Pepi Vine Hill Ranch. Vines at the time 30+years old. If you can find 1981-87. I recommend trying a bottle. Now the hillside portion of this winery are sold to...Tor, Araujo, Lail, ETC. Valley floor is all Cakebread. — 4 years ago

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