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2010

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

Plums, menthol, violets, smoke, tar, and melted asphalt all seem to jump from the glass. Vibrant and beautifully articulated, the 2010 is endowed with superb pedigree and class. Today the tannins are a bit firm, but that shouldn't be an issue in another few years. The 100% new oak barrels are totally integrated. Savory herbs and black olives are some of the notes that add complexity in this expressive, polished Cabernet Sauvignon.

- 95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Production Notes

  • 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec
  • Harvested October 21st
  • De-stemmed and double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Selected yeast fermentation, with extended maceration
  • Native malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 19 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.9%
Bottle date July 2012
205 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