Viña Cobos "Felino" Malbec
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Viña Cobos "Felino" Malbec - 2018

Item # 35317 750mL
$17.96/ Single Bottle
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$215.52 $193.97/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Paul Hobbs of Napa became a fan of Argentina after visiting the area in 1989, and played a huge role in bringing Malbec to the U.S. market. As chief winemaker, Hobbs allows this wine to show fruit, spice, and a dusting of dark chocolate. Great for everyday drinking and with burgers and ribs.

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Staff Pick Notes

Speaking honestly, Malbec isn't "hip" right now. The taste makers and gatekeepers of what is "cool" are down on the varietal right now. I don't care about what is cool, I just want to drink well and get the best value for my money. Enter Paul Hobbs, long time veteran California wine maker and also a big fan of Argentina and its potential for making great wine. He's responsible for creating this terrific entry level ....

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms


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Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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