2009 Lobo Pinot Noir, Oak Knoll
Pinot Noir •Wulff Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: Oak Knoll District
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Today’s fantastic Lobo Wines 2009 Pinot Noir, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley is a complex, unique and flavor-packed wine from a region that is not normally associated with Pinot Noir. It was this fact that initially drew us to the wine - and are we glad we tried it.
This wine is a wonderful reminder that, under the right care and conditions, a varietal that is not particularly well known, or even ‘well-suited’ to a particular AVA, can actually thrive there.
With bold aromatics that jump from the glass, bold, delicious red fruits telegraph themselves before even taking a sip. Once the wine hits the palate, it bursts with dark red fruit, soft spice and a hint of minerality. Overall, this is a very well-balanced wine that our tasting panel really went wild for.
Copious, extended fruit an elegant finish make it ideal for serving with a roast pork loin or an herbed rotisserie chicken.
Highly recommended, this is a Pinot Noir that you won’t want to miss out on.
Glistening ruby hues, from darker core to the slightly lighter edge. This vibrant-looking wine boasts a fast settling surface that, when swirled, awaits slow-moving, wine-colored tears that take a very long time to descend to the wine below.
Vibrant and lush with sweet black cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry and sweet spice. After breathing for a little while, a follow on bevy of wild blueberry, wild fennel, clove and soft vanilla oak reveal themselves.
Wild blackberry, black cherry, braised black fig, plum and young strawberry are complimented by underpinned sweet spice, black tea leaf, toasted sweetwood and a subtle hint of brine.
This unique Oak Knoll Pinot Noir has a long ans lingering finish. With spiced cherry and dark plum flavors that very gradually yield to earthen flavors as velvety tannins and a balanced acidity bracket the flavors as they tail off, slowly.