Due to cooler than normal summer and fall weather, the 2019 harvest came on Oct. 18 much later than usual but with the added hang time the resulting fruit demonstrates premium quality. We sourced the grapes from the Gemeny Vineyard in Paso Robles El Pomar A.V.A., noted for the superior Zinfandel this terroir produces. Our Zinfandel exhibits the classic characteristics we’ve come to know and enjoy from this noble grape—concentrated, rich, mouth-watering dark fruit flavors—coupled with spicy notes combining for a complexity that greets the palate, and ends with a delightful long finish. Layers continue to unfold with each subsequent sip. Enjoy now with red tomato pasta dishes, lamb and strong red meats and cheeses or cellar for some years to come.
Cases Produced: 150
2018 Pinot Noir
Santa Rita Hills
We are proud to offer our inaugural Pinot Noir, sourced from the heart of California's prime Pinot growing region, the Santa Rita Hills. It has been produced from organically grown, impeccably tended fruit grown at the esteemed Spear Vineyard. This elegant wine exhibits radiant magenta color, a floral bouquet and the earthiness of a classic Pinot Noir. Robust flavors of ripe red cherry and rhubarb are laced with notes of truffle and black olive. Balanced acidity and tannins lend themselves to the complexity of this wine and provide structure which will support cellaring for years to come.
Cases Produced: 125
RATING: 93 Points - WineReviewOnline.com - January 2020
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2018 single vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, red currant and dark chocolate. What follows is a beautiful expression of all that Paso Robles region grapes have become noted for. Rich, luscious, full-bodied fruit flavors accompany the silky mouthfeel exhibiting the sensuousness of California Cabernet. While still young, this offering already rewards us with a memorable tasting experience yet will continue to improve and evolve for years to come.
Cases Produced: 140
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2017 harvest was the culmination of yet another outstanding growing season here in Paso Robles. The fruit came in from the vineyards fully ripened with superb tannins and acidity, resulting in this well-balanced and harmonious wine for your appreciation. Savored now or cellared for future enjoyment, this offering embodies all the luscious complexitiesof a classic California Cabernet, and the standards of craftsmanship that live up to the uncompromising quality of Lotierzo Family Vineyards.
Cases Produced: 125
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Still in our initial decade of commercial winemaking, we have achieved an exceptional vintage worthy of our first 'Reserve' label. The 2016 growing season produced excellent fruit which we pampered throughout the winemaking process then aged in new French oak barrels for two years. The grapes are pure Paso Robles, from Bella Collina vineyard in the Adelaida AVA and Lupo vineyard in the El Pomar AVA (the latter under our management for the past half-decade). This luscious wine rewards its owner with an uncommon flavor experience which will continue to evolve richly for many years to come.
Cases Produced: 93
RATING: 94 Points - WineReviewOnline.com - January 2020
Port style dessert wine
Ruby rich and full-bodied, Richezza is crafted with Paso Robles-grown cabernet sauvignon fruit and barrel aged for 4 years, capturing a rare harmony of natural sugars, dark fruit and tannins. Long and luscious, sip it solo at the end of a meal or paired with flavorful cheeses.
Cases Produced: 90