Vina Cobos Felino Malbec 2012
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Showing a rich red color with purplish and bluish shades, this wine has a flowery aroma of red berries and vanilla. Notes of chocolate can be tasted in the mouth. Balanced acidity and freshness make this fine Malbec unique, and gently lead to a balanced aftertaste.
Blend: 93% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot
International Wine Cellar - "Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, mocha and tree bark. Rich, supple and round; mouthfilling and ripe without any heaviness. The black cherry fruit shows an attractive medicinal reserve. Lovely depth and controlled sweetness here. Finishes smoothly tannic and persistent. A very good value."
Wine Spectator - "Well-balanced with fresh acidity supporting cassis and cherry skin fruit character. Accented notes of slate and mocha fill the finish. Drink now. "
Vina Cobos Winery
The wines of Vina Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of three winemakers: Paul Hobbs and Argentine parters Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud. 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 and continues to garner some of the highest praise for any Malbec in the world. Through the years, Vina Cobos has expanded their family of wines, which continue to receive even greater accolades. Cobos, Bramare and Felino offer three tiers of exceptional Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, sourced from the estate Marchiori Vineyard and other select properties within Mendoza. View all Vina Cobos Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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