Lopai is a Grand Cru-level site on Vineyard Drive that has been a backbone of My Favorite Neighbor since 2015. New owner and deeply rooted Templeton native Brian Lopez returned home from San Francisco to realize his dream of amplifying the region that he loves. Guided by nature and inspired by technology, Brian is committed to maximizing his vineyard’s incredible potential by way of responsible farming practices. Lopai’s Cabernet Sauvignon fruit typically hangs well into November, a testament to its cool westside growing environment.
Each year, Lopai vineyard fruit is the last to come off the vine and it is always well worth the wait. On the nose, sweet fruits of blueberry, red cherry, and raspberry give way to warm Spanish cedar and a hint of blooming lilac. Crisp flavors of cranberry and red currant with a touch of clove grace the palate which boasts bright acidity, silky fine tannins and a long mineral finish. Less than 100 cases were produced of 2019 Gateway. Vineyard designates are reserved for club members only. Club members - please log in to purchase.