Winemaker Heidi Barrett: This elegant Zinfandel is rich blackberry in color with open aromas of layered cherry and ripe raspberry, complemented by a seductive spice and mineral character. Beautifully structured and with great balance, the 2016 Lamborn Zin is full-bodied and rich with great length. The complex mouth- feel is perfectly integrated with toast and vanilla, and the characteristic black pepper and spicy undertones offer up to a silky and lingering finish. An exceptional example of mountaintop Zinfandel, the Lamborn vineyard is definitely in a league of its own.
100% estate grown Zinfandel. 100% American oak, 25% new, 18 months. 800 cases produced
Estate Notes:The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout, and wrapped up as the Valley’s first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August, followed by a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Wines from the 2016 vintage are developing beautifully and vintners are pinching themselves and smiling for the gift Mother Nature has given us: a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines. We are very proud of this, our 34th elegant Zinfandel vintage.