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Visiting Lambert Bridge

August 7, 2008

I must confess, whenever I hear the name of this winery, I get a song stuck in my head from when I was a little kid. It came from a cartoon called "Lambert, the sheepish lion." Cute cartoon, and a random memory!

We stopped at Lambert Bridge on our last day in Sonoma. Their website doesn't have much information that I can find about production size, specialties, etc. The tasting room was rustic looking from the outside, but gorgeous on the inside. A huge tasting bar filled the center of a long, skinny room, and behind the tasting area was a giant barrel room. Our tasting host was very friendly, and we picked out his Boston accent right away!

The wines:

2006 Sauvignon Blanc: $22. Grapefruit, smooth, citrus.

2006 Viognier: $30. Pear, honeysuckles, spice, very pear. We bought one bottle.

2005 Chardonnay: $32. Caramel, pear, oak, round, full body.

2005 Winery Ranch Zinfandel: $30. Very fruity, berries, cherries, spice, anise. One came home with us.

2005 Maple Vineyards Zinfandel: $40. Cherry, spice, tannic, chocolate, currants blueberries.

2004 Merlot: $40. Has some Petite Verdot, Cab Franc, and Malbec blended in. Raspberry, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, licorice, herbs, blueberries. We took home one.

2004 Crane Creek Cuvee: $85. Plums, black cherries, chocolate, big fruit, oak.

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon: $90. Vanilla, blackberries, spices, currants.

Overall, while I really liked the tasting room and thought the wines were tasty, the prices on some of them were really steep.


  1. John Witherspoon said...

    You too, I thought I was the only one with the Lambert thing! haha

    Lambert Bridge is definitely on our list to visit when we head out in NOvember.


    8/7/08, 11:28 AM  

  2. noble pig said...

    Nice tasting room photo. I totally associate Lambert with a street nearby my childhood home. Who knew it was such a recognizable word!

    8/7/08, 9:58 PM  

  3. Linds said...

    wow, I haven't thought about Lambert, the sheepish lion, in about a decade. now, the song's in my head...

    8/10/08, 6:30 PM  

  4. Sonadora said...

    It was a good stop John, but definitely a little pricey.

    Noble Pig-Odd the things you associate with certain words, huh?

    Linds-I've had it stuck in my head since I drank the wine!

    8/14/08, 10:30 AM  

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