Paul Hobbs Bramare Vina Cobos Malbec 2008- By popular demand. $34.95

September 20, 2010 Cellar WorthyHigh End Values  No comments

Paul Hobbs Vina Cobos Bramare Label 2008We’ve had a lot of requests for our favorite Malbecs, so here is mine!

Paul Hobbs has been producing highly acclaimed California wines since the early 90′s and after much success in The States, he added Argentina to his portfolio in 1999.  Since then Vina Cobos Malbec and Cabernet have earned huge scores at comparatively fantastic values, especially starting with the 2005 vintage.  This particular wine slots in the middle of Hobbs’ Argentine lineup and is, in my opinion, the best value.

Incredibly dense, inky and almost black in the glass, this wine has Malbec written all over it.  But where Paul Hobbs’ Malbec excels over many others is in the ‘finesse’ department.  Make no mistake, this is a huge, high alcohol Malbec, but subtleties manage to come through even with relatively little time in the bottle.  Give this one 2-3 more years and it’s going to be an absolute blockbuster.  I recently drank the 2005 bottling and it blew me away.  In terms of uniqueness and pure enjoyment, I’d put it against most CA Cabernets at double the price.  I have no doubt that the 2008 will turn out just as impressive.

Malbecs from Argentina have been all  the craze for the last few years, and for good reason.  They offer spectacular value and increasingly good quality from a wine region that has only recently modernized due to investment from pioneers like Paul Hobbs.

Buy Here: Paul Hobbs Bramare Vina Cobos Malbec 2008 $34.95

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