Wolf Blass Winery was established in 1966 by German immigrant Wolfgang Blass in the Barossa region of Australia. After studying Champagne techniques in Reims, Wolf was the youngest person to earn a Master’s Degree in Oenology from Veitschoechheim- Wuerzberg according to our Wolf Blass reviews. After a few different jobs in the wine industry, he created Wolf Blass Wines and proceeded to produce soft and silky red wines utilizing fruit from the Langhorne Creek region. Today, Wolf Blass Vineyards is under the Treasury Wine Estates umbrella and is one of the larger producers in the Barossa Valley. Wolf Blass boasts two lines of Premium wines (Yellow and Gold Labels) and three lines of Luxury lines with their Grey, Black and top tier Platinum Label wines. While various grape varieties are used to make these Wolf Blass wines (including Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec), it is still their Luxury Shiraz and Cabernet blends that find their way to the top of our Wolf Blass wine ratings. To see which of these wines are right for you, check out our Wolf Blass wine guide listed below.
Cedary, toasty oak and a certain sweetness mark the bouquet of this affordable, friendly Cab. Robust and juicy, there are clear vanilla and black-cherry notes on the palate. Light-bodied and simple, this one was made for the masses, and why not? Best Buy.
Blueberry aromas open up this soft, easy, highly quaffable wine. It has an abundance of fruit and just the right amount of buttery oak to make things interesting. All throughout it steers clear of the dark stuff; i.e, burnt and toasty wood or heavy fruit. What it offers instead is some strawberry and a breath of fresh air.
Opens with fat red and black fruit, plus some chocolate and cinnamon. It's medium-bodied with red plum and raspberry fruit on the palate, this Cab has soft tannins and a fleshy, caramelly finish. It's got just the right body to drink tonight with dinner—have a glass with just about anything that you throw on the grill.
There is a heavy woody accent to this wine, from the nose all the way through the mouth and onto the finish. There is also plenty of healthy berry character and tangy acids. The core is rather sweet and pleasing, but complexity is not a factor. Ultimately those who like oak will be happy, while those who do not may be put off. —M.S.
This wine could be a challenge to find (1,000 cases produced), but it's a value worth seeking out. The nose shows just light biscuity aromas, and the palate, pear, peach and bread flour flavors. it's dry, even minerally, in the mouth. Not profound, but enjoyable and easy to drink.
Oak lends nutty, caroby aromas and big, woodsy tannins to this well-priced red; fleshy red plum and berry fruit makes up the balance. Has pretty good length on the finish, too. Well made, and, with 17,000 cases produced, should be relatively easy to find. Imported by Beringer Blass Wine Estates.
The warm 2005 growing season worked well with Blass’s approachable style, resulting in a full-bodied but soft Shiraz loaded with plummy fruit. Hints of cedar, leather and earth impart remarkable complexity to an entry-level wine, finishing with a touch of coffee.