Paul Hobbs established his own winery, Viña Cobos, in 1999 and 20 years later, he continues to makes wines that are authentic expressions of the terroir from which they come. In an exploration of the different terroirs across Mendoza Paul looks for the most distinguished regions in Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco to produce wines that uniquely express their origins. The winery’s elegant and balanced wines are a result of meticulous vineyard farming and utmost respect for terroir. In 1989, Paul visited Mendoza for the first time. Driving over the Andes from Chile with his longstanding friend Jorge Catena, brother of the famous Nicolas Catena, he fell in love with the place, the people, but also with the potential to make great wine. He began experimenting with wild fermented Chardonnay and then with the variety that would become Argentina’s calling card – Malbec. His first 10 barrel vintage of Malbec persuaded the American press of the potential of this grape.
Red fruit, cassis and smoke on the nose. Luscious plum, blackberry and mocha on the palate with hints of oak and leather. The high altitude of the vineyard site ensures fresh and ample acidity to make this a great partner for food, especially meat. It is smooth and complex with elegant tannins. A must-try wine!
Deep red colour with violet hues. Very intense aromas of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices, along with black fruits and roses. It is a complex wine, long and structured; Wide and firm tannins and a long end with a lovely red fruit aftertaste.
Bright and deep purple colour. Aromas of black fruits, reminiscent of fresh plums mixed with graphite notes. On the palate, the wine is balanced and energetic, with sweet and round tannins and long finish.
A deep-coloured wine with reddish sparkles. Its sweet aroma is subtle and fresh. In the mouth, this Cabernet Sauvignon fills the palate with exquisite notes of red berries and spices –especially black pepper– which combine with sweet tannins, highlighting its balance and concentration.
Deep ruby red. On the nose, aromas of forest fruits are complemented by spicy notes. The flavours on the palate are round and concentrated, supported by firm tannins that indicate maturity and balance.
This bright deep-red wine with purplish sparkles displays a delicate aroma of ripe red fruits and violets, which cover the palate with notes of graphite, chocolate, caramel and coconut. Its pure characteristics and round tannins give this Malbec a marked structure and concentration that linger into an elegant and fine finish. A world class Malbec.
Intense violet red. On the nose it is aromatic, with spicy and violet aromas. It shows notes of black tea, red and black fruits with earthy touches. In the mouth it is balanced, elegant, fine-grained tannins and marked minerality.
Yellow tones, with green flecks and gold highlights. In the nose, the wine displays herbs, such as thyme and white flowers, and subtle notes of peaches and tropical fruit. On the palate, the wine expresses a remarkable freshness and texture, with a long finish.
Pale yellow with green tones. In the nose we find notes of white peach, green apple, white flowers and honeysuckle. On the palate, it has great freshness, balance and persistent finish.