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2008

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

The 2008 Lamb Vineyard shows vibrant red fruit aromas of maraschino cherry and cola berry with hints of mocha, sandalwood and cigar box. An opulent wine, the palate seamlessly combines elements of sweet caramelized French oak with viscous red cherry, rose petal and cardamom. The texture is lush with integrated, fine-grain tannin leading to a long and irresistible finish.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvested October 1
  • De-stemmed and double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Selected yeast fermentation, with extended maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 22 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.9%
Bottle date July 2010
230 cases produced

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