Mole Hill is the crown jewel of Lail Vineyards. It is an ultra-luxury wine bordering on decadent with its showcase of Howell Mountain seductive aromatics, velvety palate of fascinating complexity and a lingering finish which remains when you set down your glass. Production is small and demand is big. Produced only from the best growing seasons, this serious wine also has a sense of humor. Each year the path of the mole changes on the label designating a new vintage for your collection.
"Vintage 2016 was the last of a five-year drought in Napa Valley, so there was worry that the vineyards would be tired and thus struggle to produce fully ripe fruit. That certainly turned out not to be true. The 2016 wines are replete with intense aromas and immense flavors. With the 2016 Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain shines forth with black fruits, driving acidity, complex tannins, and great energy and vibrancy. It's all here: blackberry compote, boysenberry jam, black raspberry preserves and dark chocolate sweetness. Clearly one of the very best Mole Hill bottlings ever, it reflects the fabulous 2016 vintage all the way through”
— Philippe Melka, Winemaker