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
2017 Pagano - La Lomita
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
From the dry-farmed, estate-owned, old vine Pagano vineyard, this has more than once been named the best wine in Mexico. 100% Grenache, the nose unfolds in layers of stewed strawberries, grilled plum, leather, vanilla, violets and dried herbs. In the mouth, dark berries take over and blend with the vanilla in a composition that reminds one of freshly picked Himalayan black berry cobbler served with vanilla ice cream a al mode. Drinking perfectly upon release.
600 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 12 years
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
The 'Pagano' vineyard is located in the Valle de Guadalupe and is oriented with a gentle slope to the southwest, approximately 11 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft. The average age of vines - 60+ years.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks with skins and seeds for 3 weeks then racked to 1st use French oak barrels for 12 months.
Sulfites: 70 ppm
Organic, dry farmed, sustainable