What is winemaking but the act of taking what the earth gives you and transforming it into one of the world’s most cherished beverages. To that end, our philosophy is one of minimalism, coaxing the earth’s gifts into a liquid expression. We believe the best wine comes when the winemaker expresses reservation, and avoids at all costs any chemical intervention. Here, only sulfites and natural acids are used. Our wines are an expression of the earth’s gifts.
Our current offerings are available below:
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of two vineyards: Lonesome Springs Ranch (70%) and Airport Ranch (30%). The Lonesome Springs Ranch fruit was fermented on basalt rock with clay deposits that came directly from the vineyard. After fermentation, the wine was aged on the lees and rocks for 7 months. It’s a wine with brilliant acidity calmed by a lovely roundness that comes from the lees stirring. The wine has lovely aromas of lemons, grapefruit and apples and lingering flavors of stone, lime and honeydew melon.
The Lonesome Springs Ranch sauvignon blanc is meant to be an expression of a single vineyard. It was fermented dry then aged for seven months in a concrete egg. The wine exudes flavors and aromas of lemon, pineapple, kiwi and gooseberries.
The 2018 Auxerrois is a lush, structured wine with long, lingering after flavors. The Auxerrois was pressed, settled then racked into a small, 263-gallon tank, where it remained just up until bottling. We inoculated this grape with a Burgundian yeast, then after fermentation continued to lees stir it right up to bottling to build in richness and texture. This wine exudes aromas of pears and chamomile tea with lush full body flavors of apples, lemon and white blossoms.
The 2016 Chenin Blanc deviates slightly from 2015. In this year, we aged a greater percentage of the Chenin Blanc grape in steel versus concrete. This simple act creates a wine that showcases the bright Chenin Blanc fruit balanced by the stony characteristics. This wine exudes flavors of lemon, honeydew melon, stone, pineapple and white blossoms.
The 2018 Dry Riesling comes from two Yakima Valley vineyards: Lonesome Springs Ranch 65% and Airport Ranch 35%. The wine truly reflects an Alsatian wine with a slight amount of sugar and a well balanced acidity. The wine smells of white peach, apricot skins and honeysuckle blossoms; its flavors reflect apricot and pineapple.
The 2018 Cabernet Franc Rosé comes from Meek’s Farm, which is close to Benton City, Washington. The wine was machined harvested and then driven to the winery. The grapes were immediately pressed, which resulted in the very light salmon color. After fermentation, the rose was aged on the lees for 7 months, which gives the vibrant acidity a subtle roundness. The wine opens with aromas of cherries and strawberries, giving way to gentle flavors of cantaloupe, raspberries and white pepper.
This blend is 85% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 6% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 80% old French oak, the wine has aromas of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.
The wine was aged in 100% old wood, giving birth to a wine that smells of dark cherries, ripe strawberries and black pepper before giving way to fig, hazelnuts and olives on the palate.
The wine smells of darkest fruits: cassis, black cherries, licorice and cloves. On the palate, the wine is rich and dark with lingering flavors of black tea, dark chocolate and dried fruits.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 50% new, tight-grain French oak and lees stirred for one year prior to its first racking. Flavors of cassis, strawberry jam, blackberries, hay, dark cherries and black tea.
The wine sings of a cassis, plum, black cherry and sweet blackberry melody. The palate is well balanced, encompassing flavors of caramel, cherries and black currant with a hint of cloves and black tea.
At Lobo Hills, we blend in 7 percent syrah to create a seamless expression of this lovely varietal. Aromas of spice, rhubarb and blackberry with notes of earth and sweet tobacco.
Syrah-Cabernet is opulence structured: 80% Stonetree Vineyard Syrah, 20% Monte Scarlotto Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain. Flavors of dates, blackberries, hazelnuts, violets, chocolate and plums.
The 2014 vintage of Spilya Vineyard Syrah is dark, rich and brooding. This wine is rich, full and flavorful. After a two hour decant, the wine is a lush embodiment of tobacco, sage, lavender, fig and blackberry.
This Syrah, one of our first red grapes off in 2014, was aged in French oak (Saury), 30% new and 70% old. Think flavors of blackberries, olives, tobacco and mushrooms.