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2009

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

Glass-staining ruby. Explosive aromas of candied black and blue fruits, vanilla, cola and lavender. Sweet and intensely aromatic in the mouth, showing suave blueberry and cassis flavors, a velvety texture and an array of smoky spice qualities. Finishes sappy, sweet and very long, with lingering florality and very soft tannins. (93 points)

- Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Production Notes

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvested October 18th
  • 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 2011
175 cases produced

Vintages Produced

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