Full Review

Lobo

Lobo
2017 Wulff Vineyards "Howl", Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70
Cellar Selection

Lobo
2017 Wulff Vineyards "Howl", Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas of cassis tart, fresh peach, white flowers, and vanilla pod with a velvety, fruity medium body and a polished, complex, medium-long acai berry custard, black pepper, and sesame-honey candies finish with moderate oak flavor. A finely constructed Napa red for meaty fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cassis tart, fresh peach, white flowers, and vanilla pod
Taste Flavor: acai berry custard, black pepper, and sesame-honey candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A finely constructed Napa red for great meaty meals.

The Producer

Lobo Wines, LLC

The Producer
2855 Atlas Peak Rd.
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-224-8322

Their Portfolio

93 Lobo 2018 Single Vineyard Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $60.00.
92 Lobo 2017 Wulff Vineyards "Howl", Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $70.00.
93 Lobo 2017 Estate Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $70.00.
92 Lobo 2018 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Merlot, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lobo 2018 Estate Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $75.00.
92 Lobo 2017 Pinot Noir, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $50.00.
93 Lobo 2019 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lobo 2018 Howl Custom Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $70.00.
94 Lobo 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $95.00.
91 Lobo 2019 Wulff Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
93 Lobo 2019 Wulff Vineyards, Merlot, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $70.00.
93 Lobo 2020 Wulff Vineyard, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $70.00.
90 Lobo 2018 Wulff Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
BR Lobo 2021 Wulff Vineyard Rosé, Pinot Noir, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Lobo 2019 Howl Custom Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $70.00.
93 Lobo 2019 Wulff Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $105.00.
93 Lobo 2021 Wulff Vineyard, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.

Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.