Herb Lamb HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 122493
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: 14.4%

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 HL Cabernet Sauvignon speaks of the classic Herb Lamb Vineyards fruit – big, spicy, black fruits but with the vineyard's finesse and balance. Winemaker Mike Trujillo calls this wine "a very forward wine from a serious and classic vintage, big and bold, but with great balance, still showing soft, tame tannins that make it very drinkable in its youth. This wine reminds me of the 1994 vintage, but with more complexity – rich, velvety, silky, with lots of finesse."

This Cabernet Sauvignon is both chewy and juicy, showing spicy cocoa and really ripe black fruits with a touch of rich black espresso and opulent dark chocolate in the mouth. This wine ages as it opens up in the glass, softening to show great finesse and balance, and should do nothing but develop further in the bottle.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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