Lail Vineyards

THE HENRY
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 69
Vintage

2021

Lail Vineyards

THE HENRY

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine was created in honor of sixth-generation family member Henry Dixon, the younger brother of Georgia (the namesake of our flagship Sauvignon Blanc)
  • This is the first bottling of THE HENRY, crafted by Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky
  • 100% pure Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 100% French oak
  • Fruit sourced from six nested appellations, from Calistoga to Coombsville, expressing Napa Valley’s diversity of soils, climates and sites

Description

Lail Vineyards honors one of the members of the sixth generation of the Lail winemaking family in Napa Valley with this first-ever bottling of THE HENRY, named in honor Robin’s grandson Henry Dixon - the younger brother of Georgia (the namesake of our proprietary flagship Sauvignon Blanc). This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2021 vintage is composed of six distinct nested appellations throughout the Napa Valley, from Calistoga in the north to Coombsville in the south, expressing the great diversity of the valley’s climates, soils and exposures. It includes also fruit from Rutherford, Yountville, Howell Mountain and Oakville. This is truly an amalgam of exemplary vineyards that showcases the richness, balance and overall quality of the 2021 vintage.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Lail Vineyards

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, I attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy. My first winery was Chateau Haut Brion, followed by work and study in Australia, Italy, back in France (Petrus) and finally in Napa Valley (Dominus). I began consulting in 1995, and Lail Vineyards was one of my first projects.

Country born: France

Education: I attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Named by Robert Parker as one of the top nine wine consultants in the world.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Wines are made in the vineyard, with minimal intervention in the cellar.

Maayan Koschitzky

Winemaker, Lail Vineyards

Winemaker, Maayan Koschitzky

Maayan has amassed an impressive winemaking resume spanning from the vineyards of Israel to Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle here in the Napa Valley, working alongside some of the top winemakers and among the most coveted terroirs in the world. In 2014 Maayan joined the Philippe Melka team and serves as the Director of Winemaking.

Country born: Israel

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

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