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Herb Lamb Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

2001 Herb Lamb Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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:

"Our celebratory tenth vintage of Colgin "Herb Lamb Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon provides outstanding complexity for a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all of our 2001 wines the color saturation is nearly black on center. With a youthful red edge, these color descriptors indicate a ripe and complex vintage. Characterized by enticing aromas of red cherries set in a floral bouquet of intermingling jammy essences of berry fruits, the wine is reminiscent of a hedonistic, ripe California vintage. There is no shortage of ripe, sweet tannins intermixed with glycerin top notes. The wine was aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels for nearly nineteen months until we achieved the "elevage" indicative of the signature richness of the Colgin wines. Bottled carefully without fining or filtration, we feel that this wine will drink beautifully in three to five years and age gracefully for up to twenty years."

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 360 cases of 2001 Colgin "Herb Lamb Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon in November 2004.