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2003 Felino Malbec (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Viña Cobos   details
Appellation: Luján de Cuyo - Mendoza - Argentina
Type: red
Varietal: Malbec - Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$15.00
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rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 19, 2007 , Heather Marshall
4 stars
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : January 8, 2008 , Jay Miller
92 points "The 2006 El Felino Malbec spent 9 months in French and American oak, 21% new. It is opaque purple in color with a complex nose of spice box, mulberry, and black cherry. This leads to a smoothly-textured, full-bodied wine with layers of plum and black raspberry flavor, good structure, and excellent length. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 6 years. It is a sensational value in high quality Malbec. Vina Cobos is the Argentina winery of the renowned Paul Hobbs, best known for his namesake wines from California’s North Coast. Hobbs began consulting in South America in 1988 and, early on, became involved with Nicholas Catena in the startup of that winery’s Chardonnay program. In 1998 he temporarily left his consulting projects to start Vina Cobos with the first vintage coming in 1999. In 2005 Vina Cobos constructed its own winery. Paul Hobbs is high on the 2005 and 2006 vintages. At first he felt that 2005 was the finest year (along with 1996) since he started working in Argentina, that is until the 2006 vintage rolled around. It was, he says, “a mild, moderate year with no problems.” The Cobos wines have several tiers. The entry level is the Nativo Collection. The wines are mostly varietal with a small amount of blending. The grapes come primarily from the estate’s own vineyards, but there is sourcing from 5-6 other properties. They all receive oak aging, but the focus at this level is on fruit." Best 2007-2013
rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 1, 2009 , Ken MacDonald
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