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Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Nico 2006 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 96] [WS 93]
Vina Cobos (Paul Hobbs) Nico 2006 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 96] [WS 93]


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Winery: Vina Cobos / Paul Hobbs Imports
Varietal: 63% cabernet sauvignon, 37% malbec
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Vintage: 2006
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: COBOSNICO06-W

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Tasting Notes:

Inky-black garnet hues introduce a densely-textured cabernet sauvignon bursting with black cherry, blackberry and earth aromas.  The firmly-structured palate finds cassis, red currant and dried herbs seamlessly woven with notes of tobacco leaf and graphite.  Tannins are firm over a long finish accented with balanced acidity. Alcohol 14.4%

About this Wine:

The wines of Viña Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker and two partners from a wine-producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Their founding aspiration: to produce a malbec of power and elegance unequalled anywhere in the world. The inaugural 1999 vintage of Cobos Malbec received the highest score upon release for any Argentine wine. Since then, Paul and partners have grown their family of wines, which continue to receive even greater accolades. Cobos, Bramare and Felino offer three tiers of exceptional chardonnay, merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon sourced from Marchiori Vineyard and other select properties within Mendoza.

Depth and complexity are the hallmarks of this blend of malbec and cabernet sauvignon, created in honor of Don Nico Marchiori, patriarch of Marchiori Vineyad. Making its debut with the 2005 vintage, it will continue to be produced only in exceptional vintages.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2006 Nico Marchiori Vineyard is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Malbec. Opaque purple-colored, aromatically it has the complexity that a great vintage can provide. Notes of pain grille, crushed stone, lavender, black cherry, blackberry liqueur, and fruit compote are exquisite. On the palate, the wine is opulent, dense, intensely flavored, and lengthy. It will continue to evolve for another 4-6 years and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2026.

Vina Cobos is Paul Hobbs’ winery in Mendoza. He is better known (at least for the moment) to USA connoisseur/collectors for his namesake winery in Napa Valley which has received many accolades (including 100-point scores from Robert Parker) for its Cabernets, Pinot Noirs, and Chardonnays. What is less well known is that Hobbs is a pioneer in fine wine production in Argentina, having started there in 1988 with Nicolas Catena. Senor Catena gives Hobbs much credit for the success of Catena-Zapata’s Chardonnay program. He has since extended his consulting efforts both in Argentina and Chile but the capstone of Hobbs’ work is Vina Cobos which began in 1998 and moved into its own winery facility in 2007. The first vintage of the top-of-the-line Cobos Malbec Marchiori Vineyard was 1998 but it was ruined by rain and never sold in the USA. 2000 and 2001 were not up to par, 2000 being the El Nino year and 2001 being too dilute, resulting in their declassification." - Jay Miller (Dec 2008)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A very dark, rich, toasty style, with layers of fig, mocha, blackberry and currant that pump through the broad, muscular finish, where loam and coffee notes fill in. Has considerable heft, but displays purity and balance as well. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Best from 2010 through 2013. 314 cases made." –JM (May 31, 2009)

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