Herb Lamb HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
Herb Lamb HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label

Herb Lamb HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

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    Winemaker Notes

    "The 2001 HL has the opulence of the 1997 and structure of the 1999. This vintage will be forward, fleshy and rich, but still nicely structured underneath with good tannins and acid – lots of pretty fruit with great structure, remarkable texture and color saturation. The fruit characteristics typical of the vineyard are black spices, blueberry, licorice, and deep black berries. This remarkable vintage achieves the ultimate vineyard expression and terroir components. Wines from this vineyard never reflect any drying, inky, or tannic fruit.

    "Grapes from the H Block add concentrated black fruit flavors, tasting almost licoricy and dense on the back of the tongue when the wine is young, becoming black current with sweet black fruit flavors as the wine matures. Fruit from J Block gives the wine a perfumed character. We sweetened the wine up a bit by using another Nadalie oak barrel to the traditional tight grain Taransaud barrels." – Winemaker Mike Trujillo

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    Herb Lamb, California
    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 of the first winemakers to create a wine from the young vines at Herb Lamb Vineyard in 1991. Seeing the great potential of the Lamb's hillside vineyard, he has been purchasing grapes for his own label, Karl Lawrence, from the Herb Lamb Vineyards ever since.

    When Jennifer and Herb Lamb chose to create their own wines with the 1997 vintage, reflecting on Michael's knowledge of the vineyards and his expert ability to craft a notable wine, he became their first choice to create the HL Vineyards wine. With the addition of the "Companion" labels, the E II and Two Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael is now director of winemaking for all the Herb Lamb Vineyards brands.

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    One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

    Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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    KHKHERBAMB_2001 Item# 122491

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