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2002

NAPA VALLEY

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

Tasting Notes: One of my favorite Northern California vineyards is Napa's 12-acre Lamb Vineyard, which often produces wines with a character not dissimilar from a Bordeaux such as La Mission Haut-Brion. Fisher's 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard reveals that Bordeaux-like personality with notes of scorched earth/hot rocks, chocolate, black and blue fruits, and a strong mineral component. Beautifully made with excellent, concentrated fruit, this 2002 requires 2-3 years of bottle age. It should drink well for 15+ years. - Robert Parker

Production Notes

  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Indigenous yeast fermentation, with extended maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 21 months in 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels

Alcohol by volume is 14.0%
pH 3.8
Bottle date of June 28, 2004
340 cases produced

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