2019 Lamborn Cabernet Blend
Lamborn 2200’ Cabernet Blend 2019
100% estate and organically grown Howell Mountain, Napa Valley Cabernet and Zinfandel blend
The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by heavy rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events and cool mornings, setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the sea-son, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume was right on par with what we would expect. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
Winemaker Heidi Barrett’s tasting notes: "Like a fragrant country summer evening, the nose offers attractive cherry, raspberry, and blueberry notes with an underlying hint of orange zest. Accentuated with an oak regimen from both French and American cooperage, the rich fruit aromas are complemented with subtle river rock and dust nuances. Similar to the nose, rich and silky layers of vine-ripened berries and tart cherry give way to dark chocolate and a luscious mouthfeel with moderate tannins. Now that these Cabernet vines are fully mature they are producing some very dense and concentrated fruit, so evident in this scintillating wine.”