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Lamb Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

Nestled at the foot of the Palisades in Northern Napa Valley, the Lamb Vineyard has been a source of great pride for our family over the past quarter of a century. Named for Juelle's family, the vineyard was planted to Cabernet in 1982 and consistently yields small quantities of fruit that produce wine with a rare combination of rich concentrated flavors, velvet texture and elegance (read more about the vineyard).

Tasting Notes

Inky ruby. Brooding aromas of blackcurrant and kirsch, with complicating notes of incense and fruitcake gaining strength in the glass. Expansive dark berry liqueur and bitter cherry flavors become smoky and meaty with air, gaining depth and structure too. The finish is surprisingly fresh and focused, with a strong cracked pepper note that lingers tenaciously. Really benefits from aeration, suggesting that this youngster should be stashed away for a while.

- 94 Points, Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Production Notes

  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Selected yeast fermentation, with extended maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged 24 months in 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels

Alcohol by volume is 14.7%
pH 3.7
Bottle date August 2008
120 cases produced

Vintages Produced

1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

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