Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc 2018 has intense aromas of mango, nectarine, honeysuckle, pineapple and lime zest. Adding further intrigue and complexity are flavors of yellow peach, vanilla, honeydew melon and Bosc pear. Exhibiting classic varietal energy and nerve, this is a beautiful and vibrant vintage for this distinctive wine.
James Suckling 92 - A tangy, fruity white with dried-peach, apricot, melon and candied-apple character. Some honeysuckle and bread dough. Medium to full body and creamy texture. Fruity and delicious. Drink now.
Connoisseurs' Guide 91 - A perennial favorite here at CGCW, the Lail Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc wins enthusiastic endorsement yet again. Introduced by deep, discreetly oaked, very nicely composed aromas of white melons, limes, fresh grass and flowers and following suit with lovely, layered flavors of the same, it is a wine that impresses right now for its polish, precision and fruity vibrancy, but it is also one that is impeccably balanced and will age famously for a good half-dozen years providing that one can resist its already considerable appeals.
Wine Advocate 90 - The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, from vineyards in Yountville and Commbsville, was barrel fermented in 30% new French oak and aged in stainless steel. It opens with beautiful peach blossoms, fresh green apples and lemonade notes with touches of lime leaves, coriander seed and paraffin wax. Medium-bodied, refreshing, elegant and with impressive intensity, the palate delivers impactful citrus and savory layers with a zesty kick to the finish. 1,342 cases produced.
Jeb Dunnuck 90 - A blend of three different vineyards and all Sauvignon Blanc, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Blueprint was fermented in 50% new French oak for 4 months then moved to tank. It offers a pure, classic style in its ripe citrus, grapefruit, and minty aromas and flavors. It's clean, beautifully balanced, and classy Sauvignon Blanc well worth seeking out.
Wine Spectator 90 - Subtle and elegant, starting off with a supple frame that gives way to pear, Meyer lemon, lemon verbena and candied ginger flavors, finishing with a fresh thread of acidity. Drink now.