Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting/Symphony of the Americas Pre Party for our annual Wines of the World Event featuring wines from our Vintner Host

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“The best wine comes from home, wherever it is.”

 - Kirk Douglas, in the film "Spartacus"


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The best wine actually comes from where the best grapes are and in this day and age that means, California for this country and Argentina from South America.  These two countries are producing some of the world's greatest wines and Paul Hobbs is one of the iconic winemakers from both countries turning out more highly sought after wines than any other winemaker currently working in both countries for over 30 years now and we are delighted to have Paul as our vintner host at this year’s Symphony of the America’s Wines of the World Dinner and Auction on November 17th at the Hyatt Pier 66.


I remember the first time that I heard about Paul Hobbs.  I was working at Cafe Maxx and Jim Turner called me on the phone and said- "Andrew get some information on this guy Paul Hobbs, his wines are getting big press and we should have them on the wine list at Cafe Maxx."  So I called up Healdsburg information and asked for the number for Paul Hobbs and low and behold guess who answered the phone- Paul Hobbs himself!  Well, this was just when he was starting out and Paul did not even have a distributor for his wines at this point.  I quickly ordered everything that Paul had to sell and we were off and running with Paul Hobbs wines.  Cafe Maxx and Wine Watch were the first two establishments in the state of Florida to carry Paul's wines. 


Paul was one of the first California winemakers to focus on single-vineyard wines, Paul Hobbs took the challenge one step further by dedicating himself to crafting unfiltered and unfined wines, fermented with native yeasts.  His vision has resulted in exciting, structured wines that are rooted in classic old-world techniques and, at the same time, are distinctly Californian in their expression. And, he continues to be a leader of Argentina’s ongoing winemaking revolution. Not bad for a farm boy from upstate New York.


We are lucky enough to have been good customers and friends from the very beginning so we get everything that Paul makes here at the Wine Watch.  In addition to the wines we are serving this evening this offering also contains everything that is available from Paul Hobbs wineries in both California and Argentina.


This is a pre-event to promote this years’ event featuring wines from our Vintner Host Paul Hobbs.  Join us as we taste through over a dozen wines from Paul Hobbs porfrolio tonight we will be revealing our live auction lots and drinking some great wines along with a few tasty treats from Toni Lampasone at the new Wine Watch Wine Bar.  The fee for this event is $55 + tax and a portion of the proceeds tonight will be donated to the Symphony of the America’s for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.


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Paul Hobbs Portfolio Tasting to the 22nd Annual Symphony of the America's Wines of the World Tasting Dinner and Auction at WWWB
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7:30 PM


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2016 Paul Hobbs Sauvignon Blanc Crossbarn Sonoma County

Price: $30.00    Your Price: $26.40


hue, with vibrant aromatics of lemon zest, grapefruit and white jasmine, our Sonoma County sauvignon blanc evokes the scents of springtime. This energetic nose is followed by a palate lush with juicy peach, fresh pomelo, and deftly balanced by wet stone-like minerality. Crisp, crunchy acidity enlivens the lengthy finish, leaving the palate feeling pure and refreshed.


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2014 Vina Cobos “Felino” Chardonnay                 

Price: $19.00    Your Price: $16.72

Quantity in Stock: 7


Pure pale gold with green hues in the glass. Fascinating notes of Bosc pear, white peaches, passion fruit and pineapple, beautifully accompanied by orange blossom, white flowers and subtle notes of bread crust. On the mouth, it shows a creamy texture, good volume and bright acidity. An elegant chardonnay with a great bouquet, balanced and persistent.


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2015 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Price: $25.50    Your Price: $22.44


Daffodil yellow with aromas of bartlett pear, yellow peach and citrus/yellow flowers. On the palate there are flavors of juicy pink lady apple, fresh guava and apricot. The texture is creamy, energetic, long and salivating.


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2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Price: $48.00    Your Price: $42.24

Quantity in Stock: 24


The fruit for this wine is almost completely different now for the two labels and this wine has a very rich tropical fruit bouquet, lemon drop candy, crème flan and cinnamon/vanilla spice. Smooth and creamy on the tongue with layers of vanilla bean spice, a very rich and fruit driven wine but still has nice freshness on the finish. Finish 35+ Excellent


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2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate
Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60

Quantity in Stock: 11


From the heritage selections of chardonnay planted in our Edward James Estate Vineyard, named for Paul’s great-grandfather, this pale straw-hued wine boasts intriguing aromas of baking spices, Anjou pear, white peach, and exotic hints of ginger. Concentrated, rich and vibrant on the palate, layers of juicy fruit are underpinned by refreshing acidity. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 65% new.
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2015 Bramare Chardonnay Marchiori Vineyard

Price: $51.00    Your Price: $44.88


50% new oak, single vineyard chardonnay with a strong flinty minerally note, anise spice, lots of ripe tree fruit apricot and peach. Very rich and creamy on the palate with a nice amount of tongue tingly mineral flinty finish, very rich lots of fruit but lots of everything else and a strong mineral laced finish even more complex and layered on the second day. Finish 45+ Most Excellent


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2014 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Price: $42.00    Your Price: $36.96


Deep ruby, yet luminous in the glass, this 2015 Pinot Noir embodies the fog-drenched early mornings and sun-soaked afternoons of its Anderson Valley origins. Wafting aromas of freshly baked cherry pie are juxtaposed with damp earth. On the palate, mouthwatering briar fruit, wild blueberry, and fresh sage are delivered through a full, velvet-textured mouthfeel, and tethered by fine grain tannins throughout the lengthy finish.


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2014 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River

Price: $54.00    Your Price: $47.52

Quantity in Stock: 16


Highlighting the terroir of the Russian River Valley, this deep ruby colored wine has aromas of cherry, raspberry, cola, forest floor and vanilla. Rich and round in the mouth, the fine tannins and fresh acidity give a long, generous finish.


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2014 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

Price: $48.00    Your Price: $42.24

Quantity in Stock: 20
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2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

Price: $105.00    Your Price: $92.40

Quantity in Stock: 20


Delivering great depth from a diverse set of top rated vineyards, this deep crimson wine displays sophisticated aromas of lavender, pencil shaving and black fruits. The dense, viscous palate fills the mouth with boysenberry, red currant, and cassis. The long-polished finish is graced with subtle notes of cigar box and is fully rounded by the velvety tannins.


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2013 Bramare Cabernet Sauvignon Lujan De Cuyo Magnum

Price: $99.00    Your Price: $87.12


This Lujan de Cuyo malbec seduces with its deep amethyst andruby tones. The nose has great presence of cassis andstrawberry opening to joyful notes of caramel, white pepper,star anise, dark chocolate and graphite, enlivened with delicatemint and rosemary notes. Remarkably broad in mouth, thiselegant malbec shows sweet, firm tannins and a very long finishwith great persistence.


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2012 Bramare Rebon Vineyard Malbec La consulta

Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60


A single vineyard from the Valle de Uco . A good bit of peppery spice to the dark cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose. Very dense and rich on the tongue with layers of dark spices, rich ripe fruit and a host of tannins here at the end bittersweet chocolate and a long-layered finish. Finish 50+ Most Excellent


 


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Menu
Charcuterie and Cheese Selections
Shrimp Ceviche Shooters
Vietnamese Pork Belly Buns with Kimche
Roasted Baby Peppers with poached Quail Egg and Ciacci Piccolomini Extra Virgin Olive Oil


The fee for this event is $55 + tax and a portion of the proceeds tonight will be donated to the Symphony of the America’s for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.


 


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Here is what Paul can tell you in his own words about his venture into the wine business:


"I was told, a long time ago, that the key to good winemaking is paying attention.


I started paying attention at an early age. Specifically, the day my dad brought home a bottle of 1962 Château d’Yquem and poured it into little paper cups around the family dinner table. The bouquet, the flavor, and the experience made an impression on me. I became passionate about wine and the vineyards that produce the wine. In 1969, I convinced my father to uproot a section of our apple orchard and replant it with wine grapes, and my father put me in charge of the endeavor.


My botany professor at the university of Notre Dame, a former winemaker at Christian Brothers Winery in California, encouraged me to attend his weekly wine-tasting seminars. I had enrolled at Notre Dame with the intention of becoming a doctor. These seminars shifted that focus, igniting what has become a lifelong career in winemaking.


I enrolled in the Master of Food Science program in the Department of Enology at the University of California at Davis. My thesis on oak extraction led to a job at Robert Mondavi Winery as a research technician. Valuable hands-on production experience resulted in a promotion to Enologist. Among other responsibilities I was assigned to the Opus One team, and in 1981 was appointed Head Enologist.


After several vintages with Opus One, I moved on to join Simi Winery in February 1985 as Assistant Winemaker. One of my first tasks was to author a new cabernet sauvignon style for the winery. Extended macerations and gentle handling of the fruit resulted in rich, supple wines that caught the attention of the press and wine-buying public alike. I was appointed Vice-President/Winemaker in 1989.


While at Simi, my interest in new and emerging growing regions, particularly the wine-growing regions of Chile and Argentina, intensified. It was while exploring these areas that I met Nicolas Catena. He invited me to return to Mendoza in 1989 to take charge of a new project making Argentina’s first world-class chardonnay. I accepted his offer.


At about the same time I began consulting for several premium California wineries, including Peter Michael, Lewis, Vine Cliff, Fisher and Chalone.


Having put so much energy into helping others improve the quality of their wines, I eventually felt compelled to take on the challenge of making wines under my own label. In addition, learning to understand other great winemaking regions deepened my appreciation for what is unique about California; its temperate, sun-drenched valleys, rolling hills and coastal slopes display seemingly endless winegrowing potential.


When I founded the Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, I set out to produce small lot, hand-crafted, vineyard designate wines. I began with just three wines-one chardonnay, one pinot noir and one cabernet sauvignon. Working to capture a "sense of place" and terroir encouraged me to develop and refine a personal style rooted in tradition but embracing the ripe, forward expression to which the landscape and culture of California naturally lend themselves. Over the years, the small family of wines has grown to over a dozen as numerous new and historic vineyards have captured my attention since that first vintage.


Paul Hobbs wines were produced at shared facilities through 1998, when we purchased 19 acres of land in the Russian River Valley. Fourteen acres were planted to five clones of pinot noir and became the Lindsay Vineyard, named in honor of my great grandmother. In 2003, we completed construction of a state-of-the-art gravity flow winery overlooking the vineyard. In the summer of 2006, we inaugurated a private guest venue, Lindsay House, on the remaining land. In addition we have planted chardonnay at two neighboring properties, Edward James and El Molino vineyards


The wines we are currently producing are the result of years of perseverance, patience and experimentation in my continuing adventure with wine. It is my great fortune that the wines I make with my dedicated team have appealed to many people around the globe. The success of the Paul Hobbs label has only furthered my curiosity and drive to find new and exciting places in the world to make wine. So, in addition to making wine in California and in Mendoza with Vina Cobos, I am currently a consultant for wineries in the U.S., Chile and Argentina. I have recently added Hungary to the list as my newest challenge and look forward to many more."


Crossbarn is the label that Paul uses to introduce wine lovers to his style of wines.  This wine includes declassified fruit from all the single vineyard wine as well as some purchased fruit.


After hearing about how difficult the 2011 vintage was from many producers I was not expecting that much from the Crossbarn but this wine is one of the best wines that I have tasted from this very challenging vintage from Napa.  Here is what the world’s foremost critic, Robert Parker Jr.  had to say about this 2001 vintage:  “Few subjects are as divisive among winemakers in Napa Valley than the 2011 vintage. It was by far the most difficult vintage in several decades, starting with huge rain during the flowering, miserable weather during the summer and conditions that seemed to change every five minutes during harvest. Yields were minuscule. Winemakers were shocked by the velocity with which botrytis spread in Cabernet vineyards, a phenomenon many winemakers had never even seen before. Severe sorting in the vineyards and then in the cellar was absolutely essential. As for the wines, they are naturally all over the place. But there are also a handful of great wines, especially on Howell Mountain, which lies above the fog and therefore was able to dry out the rain. The same thing goes for a number of well-drained sites on the valley floor. Vine Hill Ranch and Las Piedras come to mind. The bottom line is that readers will have to be selective with 2011, but the vintage is certainly not a total wash. I tasted fewer 2011s this year than 2010s last year because the malolactic fermentations were slower in 2011, and therefore the wines were in a much more awkward state at the time of my fall tastings. It is also clear that winemakers will be adding some of the abundant and higher quality 2012 juice to bolster the 2011s, so I will not be surprised if some of the wines I tasted are a little richer next year.”  The Wine Advocatre


 


Everything else that is available from Paul Hobbs Winery:


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2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Price: $48.00    Your Price: $42.24


This blend from prestigious Russian River vineyards is a quintessential Chardonnay from this appellation. With a pale straw, pearlescent hue, the wine impresses with aromas of yellow blossoms, citrus and a note of chamomile tea. The richly textured palate offers delectable flavors of fresh white fruits and sweet brioche accented by minerality for a lingering and pleasurable finish.


2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station Estate

Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


These vines grow under the thoughtful watch of the Ross Family farmhouse, built in the 1850’s. The former peach orchard’s gently rolling hills provide a nurturing environment for our vines, optimizing flavor and vineyard expression. Pearlescent pale straw in hue, this wine opens in the glass to reveal expressive aromas of exotic spices, vanilla bean, jasmine, white currant and yellow peach. Fleshy but mineral on the palate, its marriage of amplitude and purity is striking.


2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station Estate

Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


The 2015 Chardonnay from the Ross Station Estate offers a pale straw hue with graceful aromatics of honeysuckle, stone fruit, and apple blossom. Seemingly endless layers of flavor emerge with Honeycrisp apple, Eureka lemon, and white peach. Focused acidity lifts the experience on the palate, highlighting good minerality throughout the long, refreshing finish.


2012 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate Russian River

Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


(90-92 points)  Like its 2011 counterpart, the 2012 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is a dead-ringer for a grand cru Chablis. Notes of wet stones, white currants, unbuttered popcorn and pit fruits emerge from this dense, rich, long Chardonnay that possesses endearing elegance and finesse. It should drink well for 5-7 years.  Wine Advocate #210 Dec 2013


2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate Russian River

Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


(90-92 points)  Like its 2011 counterpart, the 2012 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is a dead-ringer for a grand cru Chablis. Notes of wet stones, white currants, unbuttered popcorn and pit fruits emerge from this dense, rich, long Chardonnay that possesses endearing elegance and finesse. It should drink well for 5-7 years.  Wine Advocate #210 Dec 2013


2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ulises Valdez
Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60

The Ulises Valdez Vineyard, the personal estate of one of Northern California’s premiere viticulturalists, always yields wines of authority and volume and 2014 is no exception. Opalescent golden straw in hue, this chardonnay’s distinctive aromas of chamomile, mandarin, gun powder, juniper berry and Asian pear are the prelude to a broad, layered and integrated wine. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new.


2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate
Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


The appearance of this 2015 Chardonnay from the Edward James Estate approaches opalescence with a lemon yellow hue, touched by a chlorophyllic green tint. On the nose, vivid aromas of citrus fruit and a hint of shaved ginger are accented by delicate white florals and wet river rock. Rich flavors of brioche, honeysuckle and Bosc pear ride a pure backbone of focused, crunchy acidity.


2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard
Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60


(93-95 points)  The two 2014 cuvées from the Richard Dinner Vineyard are both full-throttle Chardonnays, with the Cuvée Agustina just bigger, denser, richer and, to my taste, even superior to the 2013 version. Both should drink well for 7-10 years. Paul Hobbs has emerged as one of the great success stories in Northern California. He’s an international consultant known for his outstanding work in Argentina. He is also now involved in a joint venture in the Finger Lakes region of New York, so hopefully we can anticipate some interesting Rieslings and possibly Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc and even Gewurztraminer emerging from New York State. I had an extensive tasting with Hobbs at his winery in late January, and the results were all impressive. The tastings reflect the fact that, for Chardonnay, both 2013 and 2014 are brilliant vintages, and for Pinot Noir, 2014 may possibly eclipse 2013. As for the Bordeaux varietals, there’s no question that 2013 is the game-changer, as I indicated in previous reports, but 2014 is delicious and another top-notch success. (RP) (3/2016)  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60


(95-97 points) The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard leaps from the glass with intense grapefruit, lemon zest and green mango notes over hints of toasted almonds and baking bread. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with a lovely backbone of acidity, the intense citrus and saline flavors just go on and on. (LPB) (2/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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2014 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Price: $27.00    Your Price: $23.76


Vivid dark garnet color with a focused nose of black plums and dried herbs. The dense palate exudes Bing cherry, raspberry and fresh pomegranate flavors with hints of black tea and cedar. Supple tannins with peppery, mineral undertones round out the lengthy finish.


2014 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate Russian River Valley

Price: $97.50    Your Price: $85.80

Quantity in Stock: 2


(94-96 points) The 2014 Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate shows a deep ruby purple color, wonderful purity, slightly more oak than its predecessors, but plenty of size, richness and substance. (RP) (3/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


2014 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate Russian River Valley

Price: $97.50    Your Price: $85.80

Quantity in Stock: 2


(94-96 points) The 2014 Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate shows a deep ruby purple color, wonderful purity, slightly more oak than its predecessors, but plenty of size, richness and substance. (RP) (3/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


2014 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde

Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60


(95 points) The Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard, a wine that can at times be a bit rustic, is anything but that in 2014. Creamy and voluptuous, the Hyde is also endowed with tremendous thrust. Dark red cherry jam, graphite, herbs, smoke, tar and licorice are all pushed forward. In the end, nothing really sticks out, rather it is the wine's exceptional balance that is most impressive. Paul Hobbs describes 2013 as a consistently warm, dry year but without excesses. I remember stopping by in January of that year, and being quite surprised when Hobbs told me he was likely to start irrigating imminently, which is highlyunusual. Then again, the drought was already causing stress in the vineyards. Overall, the 2014s have a touch more natural acidity and as well as more overall brightness and tension. New oak is up in the 2014s, but most wines appear to have the underlying material to support the oak and what is projected to be longer time in barrel. Most importantly, the 2014s show greater delineation of site than the 2013s. (AG) (1/2016) Vinous


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2014 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Price: $42.00    Your Price: $36.96

Quantity in Stock: 8


Deep crimson in color, this Sonoma County Cabernet has aromas of Bing cherry, black currant, clove, and cinnamon. Concentrated and structured with fine grain tannins, chewy and mouth coating leading to a long finish.
2013 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Franc Napa

Price: $45.00       Sale $39.60


 


2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Hyde Vineyard

Price: $150.00    Your Price: $132.00


(94 points) One of the most distinctive wines in this range, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hyde Vineyard is inky, dense and unctuous, with plenty of the earthy/savory profile that is such a signature of this famous Carneros site. This powerful, resonant Cabernet will drink well for at least another decade, perhaps longer. Paul Hobbs fans will want to take note of a few changes in the lineup. Hobbs has decided to eliminate the Stagecoach Cabernet from his range, which is not entirely surprising given the recent acquisition of the Nathan Coombs Vineyard, a site that produces Cabernets in a similar vein. The last few vintages from Coombs are super-impressive, to say the least. Two thousand thirteen is also the last vintage of the Hyde Vineyard Cabernet, as that parcel need to be replanted. Overall, the 2013s are big, towering Cabernets, very much in the style of the year, while the 2014s are more aromatically precise and linear. Hobbs and his long-time winemaker Megan Baccitich add that yields were slightly higher across the board in 2014 than they were in 2013. (AG) (10/2015) Vinous


2014 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombes Napa Magnum

Price: $982.50    Your Price: $864.60


We have named our first-ever Napa Valley estate in honor of Nathan Coombs, the founder of Coombsville. It's 60+ acres are planted to all five Bordelaise varieties and offer a breadth of exposures and microclimates.


 


Vina Cobos Wines from Paul Hobbs:


Paul started this project in Argentina with the Marchiori Family with the 1999 vintage and the wines keep getting better and better. Here is a brief account of the 2011 growing season: Although there were some snowfalls during winter, they were poor, with the consequence of less water available for irrigation during the growing season. When spring began, there were some isolated hail storms in Valle de Uco and Perdriel, with no significant damages. On November 9th, there was a severe frost which affected several vineyards from Perdriel, Las Compuertas, Altamira, and La Consulta in their flowering period. Some lots were more affected than others, depending on location, wine variety and soil humidity. There was a warm summer, where low humidity and light rainfall prevailed. There was only one hail storm in the northeastern part of Perdriel, but no significant damages were reported. In Valle de Uco –warmer and dryer as compared with historical records– grape production showed great quality and concentration, with very good fruit health conditions. Fall was a very dry season, with occasional rains and partial frosts. There was an excellent temperature range, and ideal conditions to reach fruit ripening. Only one frost on May 2nd reached –3.5C in some regions of Perdriel. Fortunately, production had already been harvested in its majority. Yield was comparatively similar to previous harvests. Our harvest time began on March 2nd with the night harvest of Chardonnay grapes, and ended on May 4th with the harvest of Malbec grapes at Marchiori Vineyard. All grape varieties show great balance in wines, high intensity, elegance, purity, and brightness in fruits, highly mature tannins, with great depth.
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2014 Vina Cobos Felino Cocodrillo Red Blend Mendoza

Price: $24.75    Your Price: $21.78

Quantity in Stock: 9


Cocodrilo 2014 is a complex, very balanced wine. There's great freshness to the nose, where we find morello cherry, cassis, pomegranate and black cherry. Spice notes –from the cabernet component- touch on black peppercorn, clove and paprika, are complemented by floral, herbal and balsam notes rounding out the elegant bouquet. The palate entrance is broad and round; the pliable sweet tannins alternate with the fruit and spice notes through the long finish.   Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Malbec


2014 Vina Cobos “Felino” Merlot                   

Price: $18.00    Your Price: $15.84


Red cherry and plum like fruit with notes of sweet herbs and light spice. Smooth and plush texture in the tongue with juicy fruit and a fresh finish nice balance. Finish 35+ Very Good +


2015 Vina Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon                  

Price: $18.00    Your Price: $15.84


A dark shade of garnet with ruby reflections. Aromas of black cherry, black currant, briar patch, hard candy and pencil shavings on the nose. Bright and luscious on the palate, with black cherry, blackberry, plum, abundant dark chocolate and subtle notes of earl grey tea and black pepper keeping it balanced. Viscous and round, with plush tannins and a delicious finish.


2014 Vina Cobos “Felino” Malbec                   

Price: $20.00    Your Price: $17.60

Quantity in Stock: 1


The 2014 Malbec shows an attractive ruby red color with violet hues, very good intensity and brightness. The blackberry aromas together with notes of graphite, tobacco and vanilla, make it very elegant. A delightful wine with herbal notes to freshly cut oregano and rosemary. The nose promises a robust wine, which is accomplished with a good entrance in the palate and firm, sweet tannins, as well as a long finish.


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2013 Vina Cobos Malbec Marchiori Vineyard           

Price: $223.50    Your Price: $196.68


From a single vineyard block c2 pedrial lujan de cuyo, this wine has a big bouquet blackberry fruit black cherry blueberry fruit a whopping 15.3% alcohol with a host of dark spices bitter chocolate smoked meats with lots of everything violets very rich but also balanced with a long layered finish, sweet balsamic notes and smoky meaty notes a bouquet of flowers and dark spices earth graphite, with more and more coming out as the wine opened. Finish 50+. Killer black licorice a very plush velvety texture KILLER


2013 Vina Cobos Volturno Marchiori Vineyard Mendoza

Price: $247.50    Your Price: $217.80


Cabernet sauvignon is the main component of this exquisite blend, offering a predominance of fruit and noticeable minerality. It shows an intense ruby red color and aromas of red fruits, licorice, lead, gunpowder, pepper and chocolate; a subtle hint of spearmint complements the profile with freshness and elegance. In the mouth we find red fruits, licorice and marmalade; an intense, broad wine with a particular mineral texture, its long finish invites us to keep discovering it.  Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec


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2013 Bramare Malbec “Rebon”                                     

Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


Valle de Uco from a single vineyard a big wine that needs some time 10 year old vines not as showy with more graphite earth menthol white pepper spice and fine herbs, fine tannins very elegant big and chewy but still quite fresh and balanced for such a big wine. This wine needs time but has everything in proportion, very earthy mineral driven finish. Most excellent a peppery spice almost like tequila very spicy


2013 Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec Perdriel

Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20


(93 points) A big, rich and powerful red that features concentrated blackberry, dark plum and raspberry tart flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins. Nougat and Asian spice notes fill the creamy finish. Drink now through 2021. 270 cases imported.  Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Mar 2016)


2014 Bramare Malbec Lujan de Cuyo

Price: $36.00    Your Price: $31.68


A big and bold style of Malbec with a good hand of roasted coffee, dark black berry fruit, black licorice and dark earth on the nose very complex bouquet. Big and chewy on the tongue with a solid core of black berry and plum fruit, big tannins very long finish, black earth, licorice, violet floral notes, a big wine but still has balance and freshness to the finish. Finish 45+ Excellent +


2014 Bramare Malbec Valle De Uco

Price: $39.75    Your Price: $34.98


Stony, more minerality vertical in the mouth violets shows you the tannins more immediate.  A very pretty bouquet violets and black and red berry fruit raspberry and plum, graphite mineral higher elevation, lovely richness and concentration some peppery spice.  Big and chewy but has bright fruit and a firm hand of acidity holding things together.  Finish 45+ most excellent


2012 Bramare Rebon Vineyard Malbec La consulta

Price: $82.50    Your Price: $72.60


A single vineyard from the Valle de Uco . A good bit of peppery spice to the dark cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose. Very dense and rich on the tongue with layers of dark spices, rich ripe fruit and a host of tannins here at the end bittersweet chocolate and a long-layered finish. Finish 50+ Most Excellent


2012 Bramare Touza Vineyard Malbec Las Compuertas

Price: $99.00    Your Price: $87.12


This is from Lujan de Cuyo region, a very rich and concentrated bouquet of black berry fruit, notes of espresso, graphite, cedar and violet floral notes, nice complexity. A big and chewy wine with lots of sweet ripe black berry fruit, a big wine but still balanced, long layered finish. A little monster of a wine but has wonderful balance even better on the second day. Finish 50+ Most Excellent


2012 Bramare Malbec “Marchiori Vineyard” Lujan de Cuyo                                      

Price: $69.00    Your Price: $60.72

Quantity in Stock: 5


Totally opaque, dark violet with hints of crimson on the edge. The nose is deep and dusty, with brooding dark chocolate and cassis notes. The rich soils of the Marchiori Vineyard produce a round, muscular malbec with silky tannins and creamy mouthfeel. The palate explodes with raspberry, black cherry, milk chocolate, black pepper and graphite that carry through the minute-plus finish.


 

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