Lobo Hills

Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Yakima Valley, Washington, $16.99

New wines find their way to us in many different ways. One of our favorites is to receive a tip from a loyal customer.  As you trust in us to find wines for you, we appreciate it when you come to us. This would be the story of this little honey. 

"This wine comes from Lonesome Springs Ranch Vineyard and was fermented and aged in stainless steel, with rocks from the vineyard included in the tanks. After starting out just a touch reduced, it opens to reveal aromas of kiwi, white grapefruit, mineral and herb. The palate is sleek in style with electric acidity. It's a racy acid white at a terrific price."  "91 Points" "Editors' Choice" Wine Enthusiast Magazine Nov 2018.

Lobo Hills is owned by Diana and Tony Dollar, two people who enjoy time with one another over well-balanced food wines. Tony attended the Northwest Wine Academy, focusing on wine making. His wine roots go back to his college days where he ran tours out of one of California’s first wineries, Almaden Vineyards in San Jose, California. From there, he traveled to Sweden, Denmark, England, Scotland and the Netherlands, before returning to San Jose and J. Lohr Winery. There, he ran the tasting room and served as Hospitality Director. One day, bored with tasting rooms, he bought a VW van, inspired by "On the Road" and "Travels with Charlie", and toured the country before settling in Seattle. This is where he found wine to be the most promising. He served briefly as a wine steward at the world-renown Canlis Restaurant, left to write, wrote, and now he’s back in the business, but this time making wine… wine that he hopes you find to be full of promise and flavor.