Almost ⅔ Chardonnay, ⅓ Pinot Noir and a 5% splash of Viognier to make it exciting.
This is one complex sparkler. It comes on with some Meyer lemon and tangerine, which is quickly greeted by a toasty note, then squeezed aside by a smokey aspect. There's a lot going on in there. The palate is simply delicious, with savory overtones on the fruit flavors. Acidity zips right along, but doesn't make a nuisance of itself. Pair away with, you know, anything - it's a bubbly - but I'm just going to sip this until it's gone.
— 16 days ago
Vintage 2017 / true to type chardonnay, minerals in smell, smoky, citrus and vanilla in taste, good balance. From Argentina. This is a good wine to express why blind tasting is so disheartened difficult. Easy to think this is a nice Macon from Burgundy. — a day ago
What is going on here? Paul Hobbs making top notch, inexpensive Malbec in Mendoza?!? Dark fruit with great acidic balance and very approachable tannin. Not my typical preference, but this is very well made for under $20. Recommend some air time. — 9 days ago
Lovely crushed berries make up the nose, like a jam making factory at first pressing.
Fruit leather black raspberry, Ouzo like anise, grit from the cherry pit, blanched plum.
Ending in tonsil smacking cedar stave,
Love the push for Cab franc in the fertile glacier hewn soils of South America. — 14 days ago
Malbec(70%), Cab Sauv(25%), Syrah(5%) Blend. Big wine that is woody and smokey up front. Blackberry, Cassis, Plums, cola, licorice and oaky notes. Full bodied and rich wine, but the finish is a bit short. Unique Argentinian blend. — 6 days ago
This was very nice. What I would describe as medium-bodied with a slightly buttery/sweet taste kind of like a pear. Amazing and perfect for a relaxing night in! — 2 days ago
Blackberry and currant delight! A little sharp at first, a little lighter than other Malbecs but very good. Full bodied but not rich, yet super tasty. — 2 days ago
91/100pts, 4.2⭐. Star gazing Andean vineyards of Malbec, overlooking Mendoza plateau in 12month new French oak, 2014 vintage.
Dark ruby, violet rim, fat tears.
Fully smoked tobacco nose with elegant accords of overripe forest berries' jam.
Full body, velvet tannins, med acidity.
Multilayered palate, tons of black cherry & plummy notes in minty dark choco fudge.
Joyful cinnamon & sweet tobacco notes lifted by delicious acidity in long intense finish
💬All I could ask from a solid Argentinian Malbec is here — 9 days ago
Pitch perfect. Blackberry and kirsch. Clean, relaxed and not plagued by reduction or brett. Has the concentration and structure of a wine twice the price. Real care and craftsmanship here. — 6 days ago