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Herb Lamb Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

2002 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:

"The long-standing relationship that Colgin Cellars has with growers Herb and Jennifer Lamb is the foundation of this magical Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2002 vintage will be remembered for many great things: the ease at which the harvest progressed, cool nights and the long maturation time for the vines, all of which combined to produce some of the most complex Herb Lamb grapes in recent history.

The Herb Lamb Vineyard has a unique northeast facing aspect which generally results in sunlight on the steep slopes from sunrise to early afternoon. In 2002 Herb Lamb Vineyard was the last Cabernet vineyard harvested by Colgin resulting in long "hang time" and uniquely aromatic wines. 2002 represents the eleventh vintage of this single vineyard wine and the first Herb Lamb Vineyard produced at our new state of the art winery.

The color and overall intensity of this Cabernet is a deeply pitched red with a black center. The wine has vibrant clarity which is the tell-tale sign of a great vintage. Aromatics are also vibrant with a fresh tone of red skinned fruits such as cherries and raspberries leading to earthy, soil driven notes. Exotic spices and barbecue meats can also be found in this complex and enticing wine. The mouth feel is pure richness framed by ripe, supple tannins and a fine acid structure. The wine was bottled with no fining or filtration and will drink well near term or continue to develop with bottle aging."

We released 200 cases of the 2002 Colgin "Herb Lamb Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon in November 2005.