Lamborn Family Vineyards

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Vintage VI Proprietor Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

This is actually Vintage V 2007, poured in 2021. Dark currant, anise and black licorice on the nose. Soft tannins on the finish. Very good Howell Mtn. Can. — a month ago

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Howell Mountain Mary-Hana Rosé 2019

Ron R
9.4

Impressive. Vibrant, yet suave. Very well focused with depth and texture. Strawberries and red currants bring this whole experience together. Be warned, locating this is akin to finding rocking-horse shi!t. Wifey rating, with which, I concur. — 5 months ago

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Mike R

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Brilliant bud - simply amazing
Peggy Hadley

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Lots of color.

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Proprietor Grown "The Earthquake Vintage" Zinfandel 2014

You gotta give this bottle some time. After the cork was popped, this one had a pretty funky tart characteristic to it and a metallic kind of character and acidity that was a little off-putting. After 30 minutes, totally different wine. Just ripened black cherry and oregano notes dominate the palate and the entry. Medium bodied wine. Not really all that complex. Nide acidity on the finish..some black pepper and cola. Went much better with Asian StirFry than it did alone. I think I will try to save the other bottle for a couple of years. — 2 years ago

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Lamborn Family Vineyards

Vintage III Proprietor Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

2005 Cab poured in 2021. Light fruit with subtle tannins. I prefer a more bolder Cab but this was very good. — 3 months ago

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Howell Mountain Zinfandel 1996

May have aged it too much but it was great an hour in. — 3 months ago

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Proprietor Grown Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ron R
9.5

Best Lamborn we’ve had in a while.
Crunchy black fruits, bold texture, and just the right amount of sweetness. Excellent from the first sip to the last. This will cellar for another 15 years, easily.
— 6 months ago

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ESF

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Love that stuff - very hi quality mountain fruit
Mike R

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Great note bother @Ron R and Miss you big guy
Ron R

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Mikey, we’re gonna get after it before Xmas. Promise!

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Vintage X Red Blend

Delicious. Would do again all day long — 3 years ago

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Dark Matter Zinfandel 2013

Shay A
9.2

WNH Zin night.

Knowing the price (forced in to a 3-pack at around $110/bottle), and knowing the pedigree (Mondavi family Howell Mtn zin), you expect a certain quality. It’s not that this was subpar, it was more that this seemed in the wrong league.

My initial reaction was much worse than this final score reflects. I decanted this two hours after having a small glass which was crazy tannic. My initial, and final, thoughts on this wine are that Lamborn’s zin is equal in quality at less than half the price. That’s a significant difference. Similar to Lamborn, this isn’t overly hot, jammy or disjointed. The structure here is actually quite nice, and improved only slightly the longer it was open. It is closer to a cab, or maybe powerful merlot, in profile. There is a distinct Andes chocolate mint note prevalent throughout. Aromatically, it’s a touch high toned with bright red and black fruits, but on the palate, it shows a touch more complexity...Andes chocolate mint, spiced black raspberries, currant, and cedar. This isn’t getting any better, so open if you have it.
— 3 months ago

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Drink Biale and be happier and more thrifty.
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110 for Zin is rough and a recipient for disappointment. Nice write up/review.
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Lamborn Family Vineyards

The Smile Vintage Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2013

This is lovely. Not a typical Napa zin. Cocoa, plums, tons of earth and some minerals. Just a bit of vanilla as well. Hides the high abc well. — 7 months ago

Lamborn Family Vineyards

2200’ Howell Mountain Red Blend 2016

The other bottles need to sit for 3 to 5 years. This bottle is good, but this one sat with cork out for 4 hours and then slow oxed an additional 12 and still don't think it was expressing the way it should have! Blackberry and blueberry dominant. Stiff tannic opening. Lots of pepper in the finish. Great weight. Good backbone but not overly expressive at this time. Gonna be good in a few. — 2 years ago

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I would have figured based on the blend it would be ready in the near term, but then again, it is mountain fruit.
Mark Flesher

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@Shay A I thought it was going to be good right out of the gate myself but it was weirdly astringent for sure.
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I used to buy Lamborn, but don’t anymore. I’m being brutally honest, as there are better wines on the market for less.