The Lomita Estate
- While the winery wasn't formally established until 2009, La Lomita's land holdings include vineyard sites with some of the Valle de Guadalupe's oldest vines.
- La Lomita produces most of its wines with fruit from their organically farmed vineyards located mid-valley on a northwestern facing slope at 950 ft elevation. The winery is one of the few to be certified organic.
- Their vineyards lie approximately 11 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft. The soil profile is a mix of clay and granite.
Total production: 17 acres under vine, 8 wines, 7,500 cases
2018 Cabernet - La Lomita
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A bold and balanced wine that delivers fresh fruit on a backbone of refreshing acidity. Complexity enough to seem erudite, but simple enough to let food or conversation be the star of the show. Cabernet from organically farmed estate vineyards aged in stainless steel - yes please.
1,500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 5 years
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
Clay and granite
Fermented with skins and seeds for 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was split into two parts with 40% aging in neutral french oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel for a period of 10 months.