2017 Lamborn Red Wine Blend
Lamborn 2200’ Red Wine Blend 2017
100% estate and organically grown Howell Mountain, Napa Valley Cabernet and Zinfandel blend
The year began with abundant rainfall. Spring weather was mild, resulting in extended flowering in some areas with little shatter, and vines were vigorous thanks to the winter rains. Three heat events kicked harvest into high gear with cool weather arriving immediately afterward, allowing sugar levels to return to normal. Most late-ripening red grapes continued to hang on the vine and were picked over the next few weeks. By October 8 (when the wine country wildfires started) 90 percent of the 2017 grape tonnage was in across the Valley, including all at Lamborn. Another “picture perfect” growing season in beautiful Napa Valley!
Winemaker Heidi Barrett’s tasting notes:
"This 2200’ is a stunning wine that immediately stands out with its inky dark complexion and captivating aromas of dark and blue rich fruits. Lavishly exhibiting layers upon layers of dense and chewy mountain fruit, the length of this one seems to extend beyond the horizon. Currant, raspberry, cherry, and vanilla bean on the front effortlessly migrate to hints of caramel and chocolate on the back. The unmistakable, full-bodied mountain Cabernet, softened with a touch of the lushness and spice of Zinfandel, will have you coming back for more and more. This second vintage of estate blend, farmed organically by the Lamborn’s at 2200’ on top of Howell Mountain, is a showstopper. Enjoy now and over the next 15+ years.”