Aromas of ripe, dense, black fruits coupled with a strong blueberry essence and floral notes showcase the wonderful terroir of the Herb Lamb Vineyard.
Notes from the Estate:
Candied nose, with ripe cherries and a sweet caressing palate, that ought to be enjoyed sooner than later. Drink now through 2012. Service: Serve straight from the bottle, with care to avoid stirring up the precipitates. Food Pairing: Paul suggests pairing with ham or turkey, perhaps making it a great wine for Thanksgiving!
The 2000 Colgin "Herb Lamb Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon is the ninth vintage we have produced from this steep north-facing hillside vineyard in St. Helena. The wine is reminiscent of a classic, ripe vintage in Bordeaux. It possesses good structure and a long finish with evidence of ripe integrated tannins. Sweet fruit intermingles with earthiness and floral notes to give the wine captivating aromas. The acidity is in balance for the vintage and will carry the aging process for those prefer to drink this wine with more secondary aging notes. The 2000 vintage spent nearly 25 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Production levels from this vineyard are small. A selective replanting process instigated by vineyard owner Herb Lamb coupled with meticulous sorting of the fruit yielded a limited production.
We released 350 cases of 2000 Colgin "Herb Lamb Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon in November 2003.