Lail Vineyards

Henry VII
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 44
Vintage

2015

Lail Vineyards

Henry VII

Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Henry VII—next in a series of exclusive Sauvignon Blancs from Lail Vineyards, named after our eldest grandson
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 100% single vineyard from our esteemed Totem Vineyard in the Yountville nested appellation
  • 100% barrel fermented in new French oak, then barrel aged additional 18 months in new French oak
  • Seductive, succulent, mouthwatering and complex, with a brilliant, unforgettable finish

Lail Vineyards proudly presents Henry VII. Several years ago, we began our ‘Henry’ series of wines that are created exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley. Your wine celebrates our eldest grandson, Henry Thomas Dixon. To celebrate Henry, we have selected the best of the best barrels from our flagship Sauvignon Blanc called ‘Georgia’ (his sister). Coming from our three-acre estate vineyard in Yountville called Totem Vineyard, named in honor of a Pacific Northwest totem pole owned by Gustave Niebaum, founder of Inglenook Vineyards. Dry farmed, the vineyard was replanted in 1988 and grafted over years ago to Sauvignon Blanc at the recommendation of our winemaker, Philippe Melka. Your wine is from the outstanding 2015 vintage: seductive, succulent, mouthwatering and complex, with a brilliant, unforgettable finish.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

Ma(I)Sonry Napa Valley

6711 Washington Street
Yountville  CA  94599
707-603-8772

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Lail Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Henry VII 21
Perliss Estate 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga The Ravens, Amphora 21
Tuck Beckstoffer Estate 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 21
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