Full Review

Lobo

Lobo
2019 Howl Custom Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70

Lobo
2019 Howl Custom Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry pie, nougat, pickled tomato and plum, and chocolate brownie with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long finish with notes of roasted nuts, jam on toast, and chocolate covered cherry with fine, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sleek and seamless red blend that delivers oodles of juicy fruit in a well-poised package.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark berry pie, nougat, pickled tomato and plum, and chocolate brownie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted nuts, jam on toast, and chocolate covered cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sleek and seamless red blend that delivers oodles of juicy fruit in a well-poised package.

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 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.