2014 Vina Cobos Cobos Malbec Chanares Vineyard MendozaMalbec from Argentina
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"Chañares Vineyard, 3.888 feet Spur pruned bilateral cordon. Drip irrigation. The grapes for Cobos Chañares are sourced from the best block of the vineyard.The 2013/2014 grape...
- 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"A debut wine from the esteemed winemaker Paul Hobbs, whose family owns the vineyard. Aromas of dark fruit, wet earth, mushroom and stone follow through to full body, chewy tannins and an intense finish. This is a fantastic entry to the world of malbec. Organically farmed. This needs four or five years to soften. Watch this."
95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Even more ambitious than the Marchiori is the new 2014 Cobos Malbec Chañares Vineyard, sourced from a much younger vineyard (less than ten years old) they bought in the Los Árboles zone of Tunuyán in the Valle de Uco. Chañares is their new flagship vineyard and it's planted on well-drained layered alluvial soil of sandy loam texture with a deep layer of round rocks. They bought eight hectares and continued planting some more vines there, and they will complete some 18 hectares in the future, including some Cabernet Franc. This vineyard will turn into Cobo's new flagship vineyard, organically-farmed as they don't use any herbicides and they keep the natural vegetation in between the rows. It's also surrounded by "chañar" tree forests, hence the name. It also got the 100% new French oak treatment until bottling unfined and unfiltered some 19 months after the grapes were harvested. It has a beautiful perfumed nose, with tons of wild flowers and herbs, the aroma of the Mendoza countryside with some violets thrown in and some subtle wild berries, with amazing freshness for a vintage like 2014. I'm drying to try this wine in cooler vintages like 2015 and 2016, because this debut is really impressive. There are no edges or any hard tannins, there is no excess, there is beautiful balance and harmony. This ranks among my favorite wines I've ever had from Viña Cobos. 3,000 bottles produced."
"Chañares Vineyard, 3.888 feet Spur pruned bilateral cordon. Drip irrigation. The grapes for Cobos Chañares are sourced
from the best block of the vineyard.
The 2013/2014 grape cycle was challenging due to complex weather conditions. e vineyard’s slope and favorable airflow safeguarded the vines from early frost in September. A dry spell from mid-December until late January resulted in higher than average temperatures for the period. This, along with the favorable environmental conditions helped to maintain the health of the vineyards. Thanks to the proper water management during this period, a balanced canopy was achieved. Anticipated rainfalls and cool weather conditions during February and March required an early intervention in the vineyard; the alluvial soils contributed to diminish the effects of the humid conditions. The high concentration and maturity of the grapes meant the harvest season in Chañares took place before other locations within Valle de Uco." -Winery
|Sub-Region||Lujan de Cuyo|
99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha and currant|
|Nose||spice, earth, currant and cherry|