Lamborn Family Vineyards

Proprietor Grown Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.217 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ron R
8.9

Very surprising, but this is on the downswing. Lacking fruit, sweetness and texture. I’m gutted with this...

Very surprising, but this is on the downswing. Lacking fruit, sweetness and texture. I’m gutted with this...

Jul 17th, 2020
Ron R
8.7

Big surprise for us. Had lots of this wine/vintage in the past, but this is on the decline, and past it’s prime. Herbs and medicinal notes on the nose and palate. Disappointing. Outlier?

Big surprise for us. Had lots of this wine/vintage in the past, but this is on the decline, and past it’s prime. Herbs and medicinal notes on the nose and palate. Disappointing. Outlier?

Jan 5th, 2019
Ron R
9.2

For my 1K milestone, I selected one of our Napa faves...
My wife described the nose as “masculine,” and she’s spot on. Loads of cinnamon interplay with barrel toast and charcoal.
Palette is ethereal as the wine has shed its puppy fat. Now displays cloves, white pepper and ripe berries. Finishes with hints of caramel. This can be cellared for another 10 years, easily.
Daughter’s art in the background.

For my 1K milestone, I selected one of our Napa faves...
My wife described the nose as “masculine,” and she’s spot on. Loads of cinnamon interplay with barrel toast and charcoal.
Palette is ethereal as the wine has shed its puppy fat. Now displays cloves, white pepper and ripe berries. Finishes with hints of caramel. This can be cellared for another 10 years, easily.
Daughter’s art in the background.

Feb 19th, 2018
Eric

Raising a glass to @Ron R who sent me this amazing bottle of Lamborn. Nose is a wild combo of funk and spearmint. Dense, concentrated, and lush palate of big fruit,baking spices, vanilla, and mint. Plenty of tannin left. Huge wine showing half its age. Decadent to say the least. Thanks @Ron R this stuff is killer! 💣

Raising a glass to @Ron R who sent me this amazing bottle of Lamborn. Nose is a wild combo of funk and spearmint. Dense, concentrated, and lush palate of big fruit,baking spices, vanilla, and mint. Plenty of tannin left. Huge wine showing half its age. Decadent to say the least. Thanks @Ron R this stuff is killer! 💣

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
Ron R
9.5

Stunning. Pristine and precise. Superb balance and texture. Black and blue fruits dominate. Subtle wood treatment. I hope I have some more bottles of this.

Stunning. Pristine and precise. Superb balance and texture. Black and blue fruits dominate. Subtle wood treatment. I hope I have some more bottles of this.

Jun 16th, 2017
Remi Barrett

Always love love Lamborn. Very youthful 10 year old Cab from a blockbuster vintage. Lovely bramble and briar fruits with great Howell mtn character

Always love love Lamborn. Very youthful 10 year old Cab from a blockbuster vintage. Lovely bramble and briar fruits with great Howell mtn character

Jan 22nd, 2017
Dave Smigielski

Classic Howell nose and palate. Beautiful acidity and still going strong. Drink now or hold

Classic Howell nose and palate. Beautiful acidity and still going strong. Drink now or hold

Nov 14th, 2015
Ron R
9.3

On the beach in Jamaica. Brilliant complement to a lovely weekend with my wife 😍

On the beach in Jamaica. Brilliant complement to a lovely weekend with my wife 😍

Nov 1st, 2015
Robert Louton

Ten 10 years old. Decanted for two hours. Served in Riedel Cabernet glasses. Deep purple; tinted legs; a bouquet of leather, berries, and cedar. Moderate plus tannins.
Good mouth feel. Not as fruit forward ( at 10) as many Howell Mountain cabs. Warm alcohol on the palate. Dense blue berries, plum jam, walnut husk. Very satisfying.

Ten 10 years old. Decanted for two hours. Served in Riedel Cabernet glasses. Deep purple; tinted legs; a bouquet of leather, berries, and cedar. Moderate plus tannins.
Good mouth feel. Not as fruit forward ( at 10) as many Howell Mountain cabs. Warm alcohol on the palate. Dense blue berries, plum jam, walnut husk. Very satisfying.

Dec 27th, 2017
Michael LoRusso

2007 Vintage V - pulled it from the cellar and shared with colleagues on the plane ride back rom San Diego Friday night. Simply spectacular. I think that Mike Lamborn and family may have picked up a few more customers!

2007 Vintage V - pulled it from the cellar and shared with colleagues on the plane ride back rom San Diego Friday night. Simply spectacular. I think that Mike Lamborn and family may have picked up a few more customers!

Sep 13th, 2015