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2001 Lail Vineyards J Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon

USA California North Coast Napa Howell Mountain

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92 points Wine Spectator 11/2004
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 1/2003

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Lail Vineyards J Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Mike P.
Mike P.

Rated  on May 22, 2008

Double decanted from a 375 ml bottle.
Color is an amazing deep garnet. The nose is a bit subdued at first then shows a understated beautiful sweetness. Some crème de casis is showing through. The palate shows the super elegant breeding that the Melka/Lail team have promised. There is a refined complexity that I truly enjoy. Great deep red fruit with underlying multi layered tannins that promise a nice future. This has an amazing purity to it. Fantasic low-key acid level that adds to the package. Great lond 20 second finish. WOW
100% Cabernet,. This IS what I signed on for. (as opposed to my last weeks note on the '03 Pride). This reminds me of the Forman from the same vintage (also tasted last week).

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