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
2016 Tinto de la Hacienda - La Lomita
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
Largely Tempranillo, this wine is built in a classic "west coast" style and is bursting with vanilla, toasted oak, black berries, and bright red fruits on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied and muscular, showcasing well how the edginess of Tempranillo can be softened with by cashmere of Merlot. If consumed now, we recommend a 45 min decant.
1,500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 12 years
90% Tempranillo, 10% Merlot
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards, clay and granite
Grapes are harvested by hand and hand selected before being fermented with skins and seeds in open top stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks and then racked to 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels where the wine aged for 12 months.
Sulfites: 50 ppm