Blueprint 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon heralds from another classic vintage, one with very low yields but very high quality. It has that signature Blueprint profile of black fruits (blackberry, black cherry, boysenberry, and black currant) together with gorgeous spice and vanillin from the French oak barrels. Lush, delicious and rich, this Blueprint bottling will delight just about everyone. BLEND: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot. “Containing just 7% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint sports a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant notes of fresh blackberries and black currants, mulberries, dusty earth and garrigue with bay leaves and sandalwood in the background. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features a good core of muscular, expressive fruit, supported by grainy tannins, finishing long and nicely poised.” -RP
Robin Lail grew up among the vineyards of Inglenook, founded in 1879 by her great-granduncle, Gustav Niebaum, who pioneered fine winemaking in the Napa Valley. Inglenook was passed down to Robin’s grandfather and then to her father, John Daniel Jr., a true innovator (he was the first to put ‘Napa Valley’ on his labels, and pioneered varietal labeling) and wine industry leader who produced legendary wines. While Robin was not curried to work in the wine business in her youth, she was surrounded by it, and touched by her dad’s passion and focus on tradition and excellence.