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A review by Melanie Ofenloch


Lambert Bridge is located west of Dry Creek near its namesake bridge. Ironically, the C.L. Lambert family settled at this property a century ago. And 60 years later in 1975, Jerry Lambert, who was not related, decided this was an amazing site to make wine.


HOW IS THE WINE?


Lambert Bridge sorts every berry on every individual cluster and is very straightforward in its approach – “we make wine for passionate wine drinkers,” General Manager Bill Smart said.

The winery sells direct to consumers and doesn’t submit for wine ratings. I tried twelve different wines and was absolutely blown away by every wine that I tasted.


Here are a few tasting notes from the wines I tried (note the entry wine is $50):

2013 Lambert Bridge Crane Creek Cuvee, Sonoma County • This is Lambert Bridge’s Bordeaux blend and is a gorgeous wine. Plum, spice, blueberry, earth and elegance all wrapped up in one sexy, elegant package.

2014 Lambert Bridge Chardonnay, Chambers Vineyard • Full of tropical fruit, apricot, spice, citrus and orange peel.

2012 Lambert Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon • More elegance in a glass with red cherry, pepper, spice, mocha and chocolate with an almost velvet finish. Excellent with the cheese pairing.


ATMOSPHERE


From the moment you walk in, you never meet a stranger. This is a friendly place, but a place for highend, boutique wines as well. Tastings can be done outside in the garden, under the gazebo, inside the tasting room or in the library (by appointment).


PRICE & AVAILABILITY


Tastings are available by Appointment or On the Fly

➜ By Appointment: $75, connoisseur tasting in the cellar room with local cheese and charcuterie. $40, five Bordeaux tasting includes complement of artisanal cheeses, fruit and nuts.


➜ On the Fly: $30, walk flight of five wines is presented at the Curly Redwood Bar One bottle minimum purchase for every two guests on property, garden tasting. Hours: 10:30 to 5 pm (tastings above vary by hours)


A variety of food and wine events are ongoing at the winery.


Lambert bridge winery review  

Lambert Bridge is located west of Dry Creek near its namesake bridge. Ironically, the C.L. Lambert family settled at this property a century...

Lambert bridge winery review  

Lambert Bridge is located west of Dry Creek near its namesake bridge. Ironically, the C.L. Lambert family settled at this property a century...

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