VOLUME 9, ISSUE 47
September 14, 2014
Tony Lombardi, 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 is 2012.
The wines are sold through a mailing list.
Articles About Lombardi Wines
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 »
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