2015 LOBO NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$64.00

Your palate will immediately recognize a wine that is absolutely remarkable, and that’s precisely what we look for in our tastings each week.  In fact, we taste nearly a wine a minute during our tastings, and superior quality stands out when we come across something truly profound.  We knew we had come across something extra special the instant that we tasted Lobo’s new 2015 Napa Cabernet, and when we learned it had a 96 Point score coming out very soon from a major publication, we also knew we’d better act fast.  This wine is textbook Oak Knoll district Cabernet with a round mouthfeel, a graceful palate presence and long, lingering flavors.

Napa Valley’s prized Oak Knoll district shadows the Mayacamas Mountain range, and is perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. With a micro-climate cooler than the neighboring Yountville AVA, the vineyard is perfectly suited to ripen Cabernet grapes.  Lobo’s red wines are made by Victoria Coleman who previously worked alongside Erick Tourbier at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, and at Jade Valley Winery in China.  She’s an experienced, talented winemaker and it shows in this stunning Cabernet.  Just don’t be the lone wolf that misses out on this one…

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2015 LOBO NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Lobo Oak Knoll shows a medium to deep garnet-purple color and an intense black currant, black cherry and blackberry-scented nose with hints of smoked meat, fragrant earth, lilacs and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is concentrated, rich and expressive at this youthful stage, with well-played chewy tannins and a long, savory finish.“ 92+ Points

Ed’s Notes: I always love seeing the + sign after a Robert Parker Score… knowing that means this wine will be re-rated from Parker, and 9 times out of 10, a plus sign will always garner a much bigger score. In fact, another Major Wine Publication just scored this 2015 LOBO CABERNET a whopping 96 POINTS, from … can’t say just yet, but with a very small production, this one could go fast once that score is released.

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