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Tony Lombardi, while working as the Director of Brand Management & Public Relations at Kosta Browne Winery, launched his own eponymous label producing small lots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Sonoma County vineyards. The first vintage was 2012. In May 2015 he left Kosta Browne to spend more time on his Lombardi wines and other wine projects.
The wines are sold through a mailing list.
2013 Lombardi Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
14.5% alc., pH 3.42, TA 0.60, 48 cases, $36. Bottled April 27, 2015. Barrel fermented and aged 18 months in neutral French oak. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the bottle. A hint of flinty reduction upon opening transforms to pleasing aromas of lemon oil, kiwi and vanilla. The flavors of lemon-lime, apple and peach are vivid with oak playing a complimentary seasoning role. Soft and slightly viscous in the mouth, with an uplifting and cleansing finish. Score: 90. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »
2013 Lombardi Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 48 cases, $38. Sourced from Terra de Promissio Vineyard. Clone 777. Aged 17 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The slightest VA blows off upon opening revealing an inviting aromatic bouquet of black cherry, blueberry, exotic spice, fennel and sweet oak. Juicy and crisp with middleweight flavors of black cherry and boysenberry and subtle oak-driven notes of molasses, vanilla and nuts. The tannins are nicely merged making for current drinking, and the fruity finish offers some length. When sampled the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was really alive and the solid core of noble Bing cherry fruit was very inviting. Score: 90. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »
2012 Lombardi Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
14.5% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.61, 24 cases, $36. Sourced from Charles Ranch. Wente selection. 100% barrel fermented for 15 months in neutral French oak. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Plenty to like in this wine with an array of aromas including lemon zest, nectarine, white grape, straw bale and saline minerality, and flavors of lemon, kumquat, pear and honey. Very pleasing with a slightly creamy texture. Score: 90. Reviewed August 15, 2014 ARTICLE »
2012 Lombardi Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.59, 24 cases, $38. Sourced from Terra de Promissio Vineyard. Clone 777. Aged 16 months in neutral French oak barrel. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Hi-tone perfume of wild berries, plum, cedary oak and floral blossoms. The middleweight core of black cherry, dark berry and black currant fruits are nicely integrated with seamless tannins. Very polished on the palate, with vivid fruit presence. This wine is ready to drink now. Score: 90. Reviewed August 15, 2014 ARTICLE »