Lail Blueprint Cabernet (2019)
Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is dark ruby with purple edges, revealing gorgeous aromas of boysenberry, black cherry and blackberry puree. Flavors follow in step, adding blue and red fruits with notes of cocoa, black olive and sage. It is richly-layered with wonderful freshness and bright energy. Finely-balanced, long and delicious, this is a great expression of the excellent 2019 vintage.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint is a fabulous entry-level wine from Robin Lail. Crème de cassis, chocolate, spice, new leather and cloves are all kicked up in this juicy, flamboyant, plush Cabernet. The Blueprint is made from a collection of top sites on Napa Valley. Best of all, it remains a fabulous value. Best after 2023.
Beautiful complexity of blueberry, chocolate and walnut character to this red with a full-bodied yet not overpowering palate that shows freshness and richness at the end. From various areas in Napa. Warm, but firm. Lovely drinkability this year. 96% cabernet sauvignon and 4% petit verdot. Drink or hold.
Serious Cabernet is not meant to be drunk at a mere two years of age, yet, as is the case here, those from talented producers and better sites show their depth and complexity and wine making polish nonetheless. The latest Blueprint bottling from Lail is a deep and impressively concentrated rendering with a solid grasp on precise, cassis-like fruit buttressed by lots of young Cabernet tannins and, even now, shows a palpable sense of appreciable layering. Time in the cellar, however, is an absolute must here, and drinking before its seventh or eighth birthday would be a hard-to-forgive sin.
A great value from this team, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint offers classic Cabernet notes of blueberries, currants, chocolate, and a touch of chocolaty minerality in a full-bodied, round, layered, concentrated style. It should keep for 10-15 years. Best After 2022