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Lobo

Lobo
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95

Lobo
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of tomato stem, dark chocolate, bramble fruit, and fennel with a tannic, lively, dry full body and a peppery, intricate, very long finish that presents touches of boysenberry, fresh rosemary, cedar, and roasted green pepper with well-integrated, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A laser-focused palate of black fruit and cedar is supported by a solid structure; drink now and for years to come.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: tomato stem, dark chocolate, bramble fruit, and fennel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of boysenberry, fresh rosemary, cedar, and roasted green pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A laser-focused palate of black fruit and cedar is supported by a solid structure; drink now and for years to come.

The Producer

Lobo Wines, LLC

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

Their Portfolio

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.
94 Lobo 2020 Wulff Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $80.00.
87 Lobo 2022 Wulff Vineyard Rosé, Pinot Noir, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
91 Lobo 2019 Wulff Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $50.00.
92 Lobo 2020 Wulff Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $105.00.
90 Lobo 2022 Wulff Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.