Lail Vineyards

Henry VI
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 67
Vintage

2013

Lail Vineyards

Henry VI

Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Henry VI—the next in the series of spectacular Sauvignon Blancs from Lail Vineyards
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • 100% single vineyard from our estate Totem Vineyard in Yountville
  • 100% barrel fermented in 100% new French oak for 18 months

Lail Vineyards proudly presents HENRY VI. Several years ago, we began our ‘HENRY’ series of wines that are created exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley. The wine celebrates our eldest grandson, Henry Thomas Dixon, and the varietal or blend may change with each year’s offering. To celebrate Henry, for the past three vintages we have selected the best of the best barrels from our flagship Sauvignon Blanc called ‘Georgia’ (his sister). The tiny 2½ acre estate vineyard in Yountville is called Totem Vineyard, named for a Pacific Northwest totem pole placed there many years ago by Gustave Niebaum. Dry farmed, the vines were planted in 1988 and grafted over years ago to Sauvignon Blanc at the recommendation of our winemaker Philippe Melka. The 2013 vintage Henry VI Sauvignon Blanc is seductive, succulent, mouthwatering, and complex, with a brilliant, unforgettable finish. Your senses will demand another taste.


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.

Unwined

3690 J King Street
Alexandria  VA  22302
703-861-9508

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Coho 2013 Merlot Coombsville Michael Black Vineyard-North Ave. 19
Lail Vineyards 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Henry VI 19
Snowden Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Melchior Kemper Vineyard 19
ADAMVS 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Borne 18
Cain Vineyard and Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District François' Pick: Orchard Block 17
Davies Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Rock Garden Block 17
Larkmead Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 17
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