Lail J. Daniel Cuvee 2007

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 105917
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96
  • ST94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

If I had to use one word to describe this wine, it would be 'seamless.' Complex notes of cocoa, charcoal, black fruits, and pencil lead give a sense of amazing complexity. Powerful and seductive, this wine lingers on the palate for more than 20 seconds. As the 2006 reminded us of Chateau Latour from Pauillac in Bordeaux, the 2007 would be more reminiscent of the great wines from Chateau Margaux.

Critical Acclaim

"Lail’s flagship wine is the J. Daniel Cuvee. The 2007 is living up to all of its promise when tasted last year from barrel. There are 850 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from four separate sites in Napa (in Calistoga, Howell Mountain, Coombsville, and Rutherford). A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, licorice, black cherry liqueur, black currants, crushed rocks, spice box, and cedar. With Pauillac-like aromatic and flavor profiles, this opulent, full-bodied, rich 2007 reveals superb purity as well as definition. It may even grow in stature over the next five years, and is capable of lasting 20-25+ years. 96+"
96 Points

"Good deep ruby. Pauillac-like nose combines black cherry, licorice and flinty minerality. Broad and seamless on the palate, with terrific intensity to the flavors of black fruits, minerals and crushed stone. For all its considerable richness and depth, this has plenty of tannic support. Builds slowly and inexorably on the back end, with the element of flinty minerality returning. This should evolve slowly in bottle and last well."
94 Points

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