This month's copy of Wine Spectator featured Napa's beloved Robin Lail of Lail Vineyards. Chambers' is positively thrilled to see one of our most dedicated partners praised for her efforts and success. Robin Lail has wine making in her blood, as she hails from the original owners of Inglenook, whom were some of the first vintners in the Napa Valley. Lail's family owned Inglenook until 1964, before it was sold to United Vintners. With the sell Lail distanced herself from the wine world. She remained in San Francisco until she and her husband were relocated to Napa through work, and in 1977 Robert Mondavi asked Lail to return. She continued to work and learn from the best in the business throughout the eighties and early ninties by working alongside outstanding projects such as Dominus, Napa Valley Wine Auction, Merryvale and many more.
Nonetheless, by 1995 it was clear in her heart that she had to create wine of her very own. Lail Vineyards was born between Lail and her sister Marky with the desire to work their fathers land once more. With esteemed wine-making consultant, Philippe Melka, by their side the team has not looked back. Lail Vineyards is continuously saluted for their Bordeaux styled reds and whites over the years. Through it all Robin Lail has held onto her strong family influence and true adoration of the Napa Valley; she as a winemaker not only represents her own brand, but the spirit and history of the Valley itself.
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