March 1st feels like the start of spring for me, which is why my wine of the month is a super crisp and floral one. This wine in particular came to mind the other day when my husband and I were having a bucket list kind of conversation. I believe the question was, if you had to choose a ‘last glass of wine’ to drink, what would it be.
Well, this was one of the top wines that came to mind for me! It is truly one of my favorite sipping wines, especially in spring and summer.
Lobo Hills is a winery located in Eastern Washington’s Yakima valley, sandwiched almost a perfect center-point between Seattle and Walla Walla. I discovered this winery while out to dinner on the top of Queen Anne Hill at one of my Lloyd Martin... it was a wine recommended by the waiter when I asked for a nice pleasing sipping wine.
This wine is a blend, and “PGR” is the acronym for what it is a blend of: Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling. The last two had initially surprised me since I am not a sweet wine person, and the Gewurzt and Riesling made me presume it would be overly sweet. Instead, it is very floral and aromatic, with some acidic fruit flavors.
The Lobo Hills website explains it as “a happily complex nose wafting aromas of apricot, ruby grapefruit, white blossom, pineapple and pluot. The palate is well structured with framing acid and flavors of apricot, peach and stone on the palate”.
After falling in love with the wine at the restaurant I had been worried it wouldn’t be easy to track down, but to my great enjoyment I have easily been able to find it over the past few years both at Metropolitan Market in Seattle and Central Market in Mill Creek.
I have found in general all their wines to be pleasing, so if you see the “Lobo” logo locally on the shelf, I would surely give them a try!!