2016 Lamborn Cabernet Sauvignon
“Rich and fragrant notes of blueberry and blackberry permeate the glass, accentuated by light mocha and vanilla undertones. The palate is greeted with deeply rich blue and black fruits, a whisper of tart cherry, and superseded by a dense and chewy lingering mouthfeel from front to back. The medium toast French oak accompanies the ‘Howell Mountain dust’ and moderate silky tannins. An enchanting mountaintop Cabernet, this lavish and elegant wine well-represents the remarkable Lamborn vineyard.” - Heidi Barrett, winemaker
The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout, and wrapped up as the Valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August, followed by a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Wines from the 2016 vintage are developing beautifully and vintners are pinching themselves and smiling for the gift Mother Nature has given us: a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines. We hope you enjoy our 14th vintage of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon!