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Vina Cobos Volturno 2009

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14.9% ABV
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14.9% ABV

Winemaker 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

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RP 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
WS 94
Wine Spectator
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.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
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.
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Vina Cobos

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Vina Cobos, Argentina
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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.

Argentina

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Stretching from the Andes to Patagonia, Argentina's unique terroir lends to high quality wines. Formerly associated with inexpensive bulk wine but dramatically shifting focus from quantity to quality, Argentina is the most important wine-producing country in South America. Certainly excellent values abound here still, but increases in vineyard investment, improved winery technology, and a commitment to innovation since the late 20th century have contributed to the country’s burgeoning image as a producer of great wines at all price points. The climate here is diverse but generally continental and agreeable, with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters—a positive, as snow melt from the Andes Mountains can be used to irrigate vineyards. Grapes very rarely have any difficulty achieving full ripeness.

Mendoza, a large and famous region responsible for more than 70% of Argentina’s wine production, is further divided into several sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Red wines dominate here, especially Malbec, the country’s star variety, while Chardonnay is the most successful white. The province of San Juan is best known for blends of Bonarda and Syrah. Torrontés is a specialty of the La Rioja and Salta regions, the latter of which is also responsible for excellent Malbecs grown at very high elevation.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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