There are 54 bottles available of 2013 Lamborn Family Howell Mountain Cabernet at $89.50. That is by far the best price on the net. Lamborn is made by Heidi Barrett, the wine maker who put Screaming Eagle on the map. In this case she is working with highly extracted and rich mountain fruit from some of the oldest vines on Howell Mountain. The result is big black and blue fruit with integrated components of volcanic ash. Lamborn is legendary and hard to get. Most of it goes to restaurants or gets sold at the winery. These 54 bottles were locked down for steak houses, but not as much steak gets served when it is over 100 degrees outside nor the wine to go with it.
-2013 is a perfect vintage in Napa and the wines are
getting much harder to find.
2013 Lamborn Family Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon $89.50 per
500 Cases Produced
Heidi Barett Winemaker
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is the denser of the two wines, but also more structured and tannic. It has notes of pen ink, blackberry, licorice, camphor, and a touch of subtle oak in the background. The wine is full-bodied and ripe with moderate tannin. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made by Heidi Barrett. I suspect it will last for a good 20-25 years. 93+ points Robert Parker
Heidi Barrett makes this 100% varietal wine, coaxing lovely, fully ripe cherry and cassis notions from the intensely perfumed glass. A sizable tannic structure girds the fruit, adding graphite and tar accents. It finishes on a dried herb note. 92 points Wine Enthusiast
The proof is always in the glass!