Full Review

Lobo

Lobo
2018 Howl Custom Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$70
Cellar Selection

Lobo
2018 Howl Custom Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, grilled plum, tree bark, vanilla, milk chocolate shavings, and violet with a supple, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, relaxed finish revealing overtones of anise, dried oregano, black pepper, and blackberry with grippy, dusty, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A full-bodied red blend to enjoy now with a steak, or put down for a few years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: black plum, grilled plum, tree bark, vanilla, milk chocolate shavings, and violet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of anise, dried oregano, black pepper, and blackberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied red blend to enjoy now with a steak, or put down for a few years.

The Producer

Lobo Wines, LLC

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

Their Portfolio

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.

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.