After yet another virtually rain-free winters Napa experienced a hot spring, but then a cooler May, reducing yields by 30-50% throughout the valley. Summer was then dry and hot, leading to an early, small harvest of exceptionally concentrated berries, making for intense, structured wines. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Napa Valley was exceptional, with the freshness of fruit of the 2014 and structure of the 2013. Winemaker Michael Trujillo calls it ‘one of the most concentrated, opulent and expressive vintages we have ever produced.’ This wine radiates with the typical characters of the Herb Lamb terroir; sweet red and blue fruits, liquorice and crushed herbs, cassis and bakers’ chocolate. The 2015 HL Cabernet Sauvignon is big, bold, fruit forward and expressive. Layered and focused, this is a jewel of a wine to set aside for a few years.