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Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

On sale $120.00
Retail Price:$150.00
Your Savings:$30.00(20%)
Part Number:670

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

94 points Vinous

Lail s flagship wine, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee, is another rich, extroverted offering. Mocha, plums, chocolate, cloves, licorice and spices all emerge from a surprisingly big, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2011 is explosive, rich and intense, with equally imposing tannins that are going to need at least a few years to settle down. This is an impressive showing from Lail. The J. Daniel Cuvee is built on a core of fruit from Heimark, plus Mole Hill and Vine Hill Ranch. 94+   (7/2014)

 

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Bright ruby. Blackberry, cassis, leather and a hint of nutty oak on the rather reticent nose, with suggestions of superripe fruit that may come from some Calistoga fruit that was harvested on November 7. Lush and savory on the palate, with coffee, mocha, clove and herbs nicely accenting the dark berry fruit. Tannins are reasonably ripe but a touch dusty and less refined than those of the 2012.  (6/2014)

 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Made in a much lighter style, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in French oak. It offers up notes of cedarwood, tobacco leaf, underbrush and red and black currants. Medium-bodied with soft tannin and low acidity. (RP)  (10/2013)

 

Connoisseurs Guide

Here is a Cabernet that, while clearly varietal, plays a bit more to sweet, mildly caramelly oak, briar and rooty spice than it does to clearly delineated fruit. It is full, firm and fairly dense in build and ultimately earns the nod for its balance, and it holds out fair hope that its fruit might emerge and assume a bigger role with four or five years of aging.  (12/2014)

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