Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Herb Lamb E II Cabernet Sauvignon RELEASE ALERT - February 2010

Here is the info on the latest release from Herb Lamb, cut and pasted from Herb Lamb's e-mail dated 14 FEB 2010. Unfortunately, I am going to pass on their whites as the mixed 6 packs are sold out, but the 2007 E II Cabernet is a heck of a steal at $45 per bottle. Unfortunately, these are only 2 bottle allocation, otherwise I would be ordering much more! I look forward to these in 5-10 years! Cheers! -F. Scott Although it is quiet in the vineyard and the vines are still dormant, the first six weeks of this year have been action packed! We have tasted and blended and filtered and bottled our 2009 E II Sauvignon Blanc for release in May, and put together all the packaging and press information for the 2007 E II Cabernet Sauvignon release . . . all under cloudy skies with almost 30 inches of rain! But this gives us hope for the 2010 vintage, so that we can continue to do what we love with healthy vines. 2007 E II Cabernet Sauvignon Offer You have probably heard all the excitement about the 2007 red wines coming from the Napa Valley. Well, it's true! Winemakers are calling the 2007 vintage "a classic growing season, creating perfectly balanced wines with great color, acid and concentration." We have noticed this in our vineyards as well, and were excited to realize the first fruit of our young replants in 2007. We have been removing small blocks of the 20 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines each year to allow the replants to mature without competition, and this plan has proven to be very successful both in quality and quantity of the fruit. . Winemaker Michael Trujillo calls this wine ". . probably the most complete example of the E II Cabernet Sauvignon that we have ever bottled. It’s one of the biggest vintages of the decade; the color is phenomenal and it has brightness and freshness, with a clean acid. It’s the best of both worlds, big and lush but nicely structured to preserve the hillside fruit. . "The 2007 E II Cabernet Sauvignon has the plushness of the 1997 vintage and the richness of 1999. It has a solid core and big fruit flavors, but it's still approachable and juicy. It opens in the glass as it airs, showing dark, dried cherry, lots of rich cocoa, a touch of tobacco and even the richness of olive oil. Picked earlier than any previous vintage, the 2007 E II Cabernet Sauvignon also shows a little less alcohol. . With only 125 cases produced, we would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase a 2-bottle pack ($90.00) of this vintage. We know that it will sell out quickly, but suggest that you put one or two bottles away to try in a year or so, as the wine will only get better with age and aeration. We are also offering a mixed 6-pack of the 2008 E II Sauvignon Blanc and the 2007 E II Cabernet Sauvignon (3 each - $200.00), but quantities are very limited. We will ship your order in mid-March. . When ordering on-line, please use the password Wine (case sensitive) unless you have previously changed your password. Our shipper, Vintrust, has changed their name and contact information (Vinfillment - 644 Hanna Drive, American Canyon, CA 94503 (707) 656-4467) but they will be happy to help you schedule shipments if we are unable to accommodate your request. . If you would like to print out a physical order form, or see further information about this wine, please go to our website. Should you have any difficulty ordering, please do not hesitate to contact us for help at info@herblambvineyards.com or (707) 967-9752 . . . we'd love to hear from you. . Order your 2007 E II Cabernet Sauvignon . For Valentines Day, we were out in the garden planting everything red; a cherry tree in the orchard and strawberries and raspberries in the garden. Hopefully, the rains will slow and we'll see the sun soon, and a warm spring will herald another successful vintage in both our garden and vineyard. . If you happen to be visiting the Napa Valley this winter - when tasting rooms are empty and you can get a table at any restaurant - we'd love to have you visit. Just call! Jennifer and Herb Lamb

1 comment:

GG said...

I thankfully managed to snag one of the mixed 6's, so if you'd like a bottle of the Sauvignon Blanc, let me know. - GG