In 1987 Jennifer and Herb Lamb purchased a little over 7 acres of hillside property on the eastern hillsides of St. Helena just below Howell Mountain. Starting in 1991 the fruit was sold to wineries like Karl Lawrence and Colgin. In 1997, with winemaker Mike Trujillo at the helm, they released the first vintage of Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Sauvignon Blanc was first produced in 2005. The 2009 is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque. Golden yellow in color. 13.5% ABV. Lemon grass and grapefruit on the nose. Kiwi fruit, guava, pink grapefruit and lemon meringue on the palate. Medium acidity. Rich and creamy. Drink over the next year or so.
My rating: 91 points.
The EII Sauvignon Blanc has transitioned and is now sold as the Two Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc. Current vintages run $28 at the winery. A terrific summertime wine. The Herb Lamb wines are best sourced via the mailing list.
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