Herb Lamb E II Proprietary Red Blend 2002

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 122494
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

"The 2002 vintage is a very serious and classic vintage; forward, yet with tame tannins and in general reminds me of the 1994 vintage, but richer, more velvety and silky and with more complexity," says winemaker Michael Trujillo. Like many other growers, our crop levels decreased more than 30% from the abundant 2001 vintage, but quality remained outstanding with rich, concentrated, ripe-fruit flavors and smooth tannins. "There were no orphans in this vintage... no wines that didn't fit in nicely to this blend."

In the nose, there's bramble and black olive and an herbal/red fruit character that rolls into caramel with a hint of the typical HL black licorice after the wine opens up. "But it's a very pleasant wine and none of the herbal, youthful nose carries into the palate. The field blend of varietals gives the E II softer tannins than the signature HL, and highlights the red fruit flavors; red raspberry and cherry. It has a bold, ripe Merlot character, with Cabernet Sauvignon length. There's a definite creaminess to this wine, and a little spice that rolls off into caramel after the youth shakes off."

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Learn About Herb Lamb

The seven acre Herb Lamb Vineyard is located on the ridge of a small valley facing Howell Mountain, just east of St. Helena in the northern Napa Valley. This valley opens on the west directly towards Calistoga and pulls weather from the North Bay marine climate, offering cooling evening fog and morning breezes. Michael Trujillo, as Director of Winemaking for Sequoia Grove, was one...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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