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Karl Lawrence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Rich, deep, and dense dark fruits of black cherry, black raspberry, and plum. The fruit aromas are laced with dusty, bittersweet cocoa powder and hints of black licorice and cedar. The flavors are bold enough to match the generous aromas. A firm, well-structured Cabernet with lots of richness and complexity throughout the body and core, then give way to a long, lingering, delicious finish. Apparent, yet very well integrated fine tannin perfectly knit this Cabernet together and will support it for bottle aging.

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Karl Lawrence:
To produce a fine wine it is absolutely necessary to have the finest grapes. Karl Lawrence is very proud of its grape sources and the relationships with the growers that grow them. Michael has many years of winemaking experience with grapes from many areas of the Napa Valley. It is that experience which has led him to the selection of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard for the Karl Lawrence wines. ... Read more
To produce a fine wine it is absolutely necessary to have the finest grapes. Karl Lawrence is very proud of its grape sources and the relationships with the growers that grow them. Michael has many years of winemaking experience with grapes from many areas of the Napa Valley. It is that experience which has led him to the selection of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard for the Karl Lawrence wines. One of the vineyard selections is the Morisoli Vineyard on the valley floor near Rutherford. Fruit from this vineyard shows great Cabernet character and yields a well-rounded wine with intense aroma and flavor, and lends a rich smooth feel to the finished wine. Another vineyard selection is the Lamb Family Vineyard. This hillside mountain vineyard on Howell Mountain produces a more intense and concentrated fruit that gives a big, rich, spicy character to the blended wine. The grapes are hand harvested at their optimum maturity and delivered to the winery. Crushed to open top fermenters where they undergo fermentation. After fermentation is complete the wine is then aged for twenty months in French oak barrels. The wines are then carefully blended to achieve optimum balance and expression. Shortly after blending the wine is bottled and then held for further aging in the bottle. For the seventh consecutive year the Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon is made from these two renowned vineyards. The combination and blending of the Morosoli grapes and the Lamb Family grapes define the unique Karl Lawrence Cabernet style. The grape combination produces a wine that is rich and full-bodied, well balanced, and enhanced fruit and spice characters. A wine to remember! Read less

Member Reviews for Karl Lawrence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: mjdvorkin
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/27/2007

Three glasses


Snooth User: Bob Aldridge
4069422
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 01/07/2008

Amazing flavors of cherry, perfect varietal charactor, balanced but bold, terrific


Snooth User: localtalent
3177370
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/19/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/04/2009

[Metro C&WB, kobe burger] pencil lead, moderate fruit, sweet tannins


Snooth User: Bonerep
14879741
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 03/09/2009

Full of velvet, tobacco and soft tannins. A little earth and some floral undertones. Ready to go NOW.


External Reviews for Karl Lawrence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1500ml


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Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

Four impressive Cabernets from founding partners and friends, Michael Karl Trujillo and Bryan Lawrence Henry, include the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a juicy, succulent mid-palate, silky tannin, and a judicious ... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1500ml


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Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 01/23/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 12/17/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 08/14/2012

The Herb Lamb Vineyard is located on Napa Valley 's eastern rim, just below the boundary defining the Howell Mountain Appellation. This small 4.5 acre hillside vineyard has definitely established itself in growing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Vintage: 2001 05/17/2009

This is a big, dry, plush, ripe and very fine Cabernet, but it's an infant in serious need of time. There are numbing tannins that frame deliciously sweet black cherry, blackberry and herb flavors... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1500ml


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Rich, deep, and dense dark fruits of black cherry, black raspberry, and plum. The fruit aromas are laced with dusty, bittersweet cocoa powder and hints of black licorice and cedar. The flavors are bold enough to match the generous aromas. A firm, well-structured Cabernet with lots of richness and complexity throughout the body and core, then give way to a long, lingering, delicious finish. Apparent, yet very well integrated fine tannin perfectly knit this Cabernet together and will support it for bottle aging.

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