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2011

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

Inky ruby. Explosive aromas of blackcurrant, cherry-vanilla, pipe tobacco and candied rose, with a subtle licorice nuance building with air. Plush and expansive on the palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors that become firmer and spicier with air. In a forward, fruit-driven style, with soft tannins folding smoothly into the wine's sweet fruit on the clinging finish. (91 points)

- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

Production Notes

  • 100%% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvested October 22
  • De-stemmed and double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Selected yeast fermentation and extended maceration
  • Native malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
  • Aged 20 months in French oak barrels (100% new)

Alcohol by volume is 14.3%
Bottle date June 2013
211 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