Lamborn Family Vineyards Vintage VI Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 94]

Lamborn Family Vineyards Vintage VI Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 94]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

“The 2008 Vintage produced less crop than normal resulting in a deep garnet colored wine with great concentration. Aromas are deep and pure with layers of ripe berry jam, black cherry, and a dollop of sweet caramel French oak. This is a powerhouse wine made with finesse. Flavors burst in the mouth matching the aroma components. Lots of mid-palate texture and density, with good length. This is a wine that will cellar well for at least 20 years. It is also a wine that can be enjoyed now and will continue to improve as it blooms in your glass.” - Heidi Barrett, Winemaker

Tasting Notes:
Aromas are deep and pure with layers of ripe berry jam, black cherry, and a dollop of sweet caramel French oak. This is a powerhouse wine made with finesse. Flavors burst in the mouth matching the aroma components. Lots of mid-palate texture and density, with good length.

Ratings & Reviews



94 Points & "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Tannic and closed now, this wine has a tough-as-nails astringency that brings to mind an older style of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, one that required many years of aging. However, this wine is considerably riper and fruitier than anything the mountain used to yield, testimony to modern growing and extractive measures. It is, in a word, delicious, with deep, long blackberry, black currant, crème de cassis and smoke flavors. But, like the 2007, it needs serious time in the cellar. Try after 2018." — S.H. (12/31/2012)

94 Points & "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2007 vintage):
"So dramatically deep in flavor, it immediately impresses for the depth of blackberries, cassis and minerals, enriched with sweet, smoky oak. The tannins are fierce now, and the wine shows a precocious immaturity that makes it somewhat coarse. But it clearly has the structure to age well. Should glide through the next dozen years with ease. Production was 875 cases." — S.H. (4/1/2011)