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Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Napa Valley 2007

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The 2007 Herb Lamb vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense nose of licorice, chocolate mint and cassis. Nuances of forest floor and loamy earth bring terroir and character to the wine. On the palate, the tannins have a lovely coating quality, but are structured for long aging. The 2007 has perhaps the most silky tannins we've experienced at this stage in the wine's youth. Given the classic quality of the vintage, the wine will age for 20 to 30 years. We recommend a minimum of 5 years of cellaring to fully appreciate the wine.

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Herb Lamb Vineyards:
We never started out to become winemakers… we never dreamed we could even afford a premium vineyard in the Napa Valley! But somehow, the pieces just fell into place and now we are thrilled to share our passion for and product of the land with you. In 1987, we purchased 7.4 acres of rocky hillside property in the Napa Valley, ranging from 600 to 800 feet in elevation, on the eastern hillsides o... Read more
We never started out to become winemakers… we never dreamed we could even afford a premium vineyard in the Napa Valley! But somehow, the pieces just fell into place and now we are thrilled to share our passion for and product of the land with you. In 1987, we purchased 7.4 acres of rocky hillside property in the Napa Valley, ranging from 600 to 800 feet in elevation, on the eastern hillsides of St. Helena just below Howell Mountain. We worked with friends and vineyard managers to help clear the land of pines, oaks and firs, and graded wide terraces which were planted with Cabernet Sauvignon on AXR rootstock, Clone 7. Over the years we have gradually re-planted block by block throughout the vineyard, still using the same clone, and many of these vines began producing in 2003. The first literal fruits of our labor were realized in 1991 with a tiny crop that was sold to neighboring winemakers. With an average yield of less than 2 tons per acre, we recognized that this was no “get rich quick” scheme. While raising two children and working full-time jobs elsewhere, we focused on the continued quality of the vineyard and association with the finest winemakers possible. By 1991, Mike Trujillo of Karl Lawrence Winery (in photo-by Marshall Harrington-on left, Herb on right) had discovered the intense quality of our hillside fruit as an integral blend for his successful new wine venture. The following year, Ann Colgin and her winemaker Helen Turley chose our vineyard as the sole source for her signature wine at Colgin Cellars. Given Mike’s winemaking expertise and friendship, it was only natural that we chose him to help create our first commercial wines, albeit less than 100 cases a year. He has helped us to show that the wines from Herb Lamb Vineyards, including our own HL Cabernet Sauvignon and E II Cabernet Sauvignon, are ambassadors of the soil, climate and location, giving the grapes from this site benchmark quality year after year. As we evolved from grape growers to winemakers, we have also broadened our scope of wine production. We recently added a Sauvignon Blanc produced from three different clones in a small, family owned vineyard similar to ours, located in Yountville, partially fermented in small neutral barrles. Our E II Sauvignon Blanc is delightfull and refreshing, made for youthful enjoyment. It also gives us great pride to produce large format bottles specifically for donations to local charities in support of children, the arts and health care issues. Although our limited production is sold primarily through our mailing list, we are now even more fortunate to have small amounts distributed in fine restaurants and retail stores. Thank you for helping to make it so fun! Read less

External Reviews for Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Napa Valley

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Colgin Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2006 05/19/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 02/01/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Herb Lamb HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 11/25/2010

The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard reveals this vineyard's tell-tale, wild mountain flower, blueberry liqueur, and cassis characteristics. Although it does not possess the color intensity or body of the 1999, it is a Bordeaux-styled Caber... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1999 09/22/2010

The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard is performing significantly better out of bottle than it did from cask. This 200-case cuvee spent 26 months in oak. Its opaque purple color is followed by a gorgeous perfume of graphite, creme de cassis,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1999 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Herb Lamb HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewSadly only 400 cases were made of the 1997. The nearly perfect 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard was bottled in May, 1999, and appears to have recovered beautifully from bottle shock. Saturated black/purple-colored with a knock-out nose of blackberries, blueberries, lavender, licorice, and toast, this is a profound, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. It displays a seamless, velvety texture, layers of concentrated fruit, and a 45+ second finish. Am I being too conservative in not giving it a 3-digit score? Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.


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The 2007 Herb Lamb vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense nose of licorice, chocolate mint and cassis. Nuances of forest floor and loamy earth bring terroir and character to the wine. On the palate, the tannins have a lovely coating quality, but are structured for long aging. The 2007 has perhaps the most silky tannins we've experienced at this stage in the wine's youth. Given the classic quality of the vintage, the wine will age for 20 to 30 years. We recommend a minimum of 5 years of cellaring to fully appreciate the wine.

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