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
2014 Singular - La Lomita
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
The premium wine from Lomita's organically farmed estate, Singular is a bottling that represents a blend of the best barrels from each vintage. In 2014 the weather favored Tempranillo, so that grape dominates this iteration, which is accompanied by Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Syrah. While you can consume this wine right away and derive plenty of pleasure from it, this is a wine that will reward time in the cellar. Over the years the complexity it shows currently will turn up the volume of the subtle notes and resolve into a balance that always makes this a special bottling.
350 cases made - only 4 cases allocated to the US market
Drinking window: Now (with 2 hour decant) - 15 years
61% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards, clay and granite
Fermented with skins and seeds for three weeks in 1st use American oak barrels and then racked into 1st use French oak barrels and aged for 12 months.
Sulfites: 70 ppm