Herb Lamb, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, 2014

Sale price£196.00


Herb Lamb Vineyards were founded by Herb and Jennifer Lamb in the late 1980's and by 1992 were selling to the gamous Colgin Cellars. In 1997 they released the inaugural vintage of their own Cabernet Sauvignon. Made by Michael Trujillo, these continued to be some of the most respected Cabernet's to be produced from St Helena today all through to their final vintage in 2016.

The 2014 HL Cabernet Sauvignon is more fruit forward than 2013 with sweet, ripe fruit flavours and lovely, graphite back bone. The nose shows seamless, pure fruit and sweet tobacco leaf highlighted by dark berry and black cherry with cocoa hints and ripe blue and red fruit. In the mouth, the wine is lean and crisp, yet focused and plush, showing ripe, fresh blackberry and cherry fruit and dark, bittersweet Bakers cocoa. The entry is velvety, with fine tannins well integrated into the wine, chalky but not astringent, reflecting the 80% new French oak used for aging. While very approachable on release, it is still big, bold and expressive and made for the long haul. The structure, weight and depth of flavours in this wine will allow it to age gracefully for a good decade to come.

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