About the Wine
Viña Cobos is located in Argentina’s most celebrated wine region, Mendoza. This winery is property of world-renowned winemaker, Paul Hobbs.
Paul arrived in Mendoza more than 30 years ago, and he immediately fell in love with this region. It was the terroir, the landscapes, and the potential that Mendoza had, what captured him. Paul is mostly responsible of the growth and popularity of the Argentinian Malbec. He managed to position Malbec and Argentinian wines in general as high-quality, amazing wines.
Paul Hobbs, named as the “Steve Jobs of the wine” by Forbes magazine, is a world-renowned American winemaker who started his wine trajectory after graduating from UC Davis with a winemaking and viticulture master’s degree. He is well known for putting Napa Valley in the map. He was the right-hand of Robert Mondavi and served as the first winemaker of Opus One winery and as vice-president of Simi Winery. Today, Hobbs owns different and emblematic wineries throughout the world: Paul Hobbs Winery and Crossbarn in California, Viña Cobos in Argentina, Crocus in France and Yacoubian-Hobbs in Armenia. He’s also consults at more than 30 wineries between Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Canada, Spain, Hungary, among other countries.
Viña Cobos is completely committed to the environment. This winery uses sustainable practices in the vineyard and the cellar, allowing to have balanced and very high-quality harvests. The result is complex, subtle and extremely elegant wines.
2018 was a great year for Mendoza. Wine Advocate blessed it with a 95 point review, and Wine Spectator said that it “deliver well-structured wines that feature fine-grained tannins and ripe fruit flavors.”
Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels (20%), new American oak (10%) and combination of second use (70%)
Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep red in color. Vibrant aromas of blue and black fruits are complemented by cassis and black pepper. On the palate it is round, juicy and energetic, with an excellent texture and a long and persistent finish.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Bramare Lujan de Cuyo was aged for 18 months in 25% new barrels, the rest in used. A dusky, garnet red in the glass. The nuanced nose is led by pyrazines followed by blackcurrant, blackberry and ash with camphor and potent spice notes. Intense and juicy with a slick feel, the flavors develop clearly at the back of the mouth along with a good body and plenty of subtle, measured details. ~94 Points, Vinous Media.
This is very focused with laurel and dried lavender to the blackcurrant and blackberry character. Oyster shell, too. Medium body. Firm and lightly chewy tannins. Better after two or three years. ~94 Points, James Suckling.
~94 Points, Tim Atkin.
Well-structured, with crunchy acidity and firm tannins supporting the concentrated cherry paste and plum flavors. There's a savory snap in the midpalate, offering licorice and wild spice notes on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,600 cases made. ~91 Points, Wine Spectator.
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