Vina Cobos Volturno 2009

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

Price: $189.00
Item No. 123227
  • RP98
  • WS94
  • WE93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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. Formerly known as Corte uNico, the wine now bears Don Nico's middle name: Volturno, and it will continue to be produced only in exceptional vintages.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

"It will be a memorable experience to compare it with the 2009 Cobos Volturno Marchiori Vineyard when it is fully formed. Loaded, long, powerful yet elegant, this velvety offering delivers everything one might want in a Malbec. This pleasure bent effort should see its 20th birthday in peak condition."
98 Points

"This opens with a blast of blueberry, sweet grass and baking spices. On the palate, it feels syrupy and rich, with heavy flavors of caramel, baked berry, vanilla and blackberry jam. Sweet, modern in style and ripe to the max, this has a lush, plush finish of saturated berry and copious oak notes. Only 307 cases were made of this blend of 81% Cabernet and 19% Malbec."
94 Points

"This opens with a blast of blueberry, sweet grass and baking spices. On the palate, it feels syrupy and rich, with heavy flavors of caramel, baked berry, vanilla and blackberry jam. Sweet, modern in style and ripe to the max, this has a lush, plush finish of saturated berry and copious oak notes. Only 307 cases were made of this blend of 81% Cabernet and 19% Malbec."
93 Points

"Bright full red-ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, cassis, dark chocolate, cola and minerals. Like liquid silk in the mouth, with a saline element to the lush, palate-saturating dark fruit and new oak flavors. Concentrated, dense and sweet but with excellent shape. Finishes with big, dusty, noble tannins and excellent subtle persistence, but needs time in bottle to absorb some of its sweet exotic oak."
93 Points

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