Paul Hobbs Malbec 2008

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Bramare boasts an alluring nose of cedar tobacco spice box cola and black cherry. This is followed by a full-bodied layered smooth-textured wine with gobs of fruit already revealing considerable complexity. The wine has superb depth concentration and length. It can be enjoyed now but should easily last for another decade. Vina Cobos is Paul Hobbs' winery in Mendoza.

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Paul Hobbs Winery:
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, eac... Read more
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, each harvest is meticulously captured so as to extract the very best from each grape. This passion started with only three wines in the winery’s repertoire: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the winery quickly grew to produce over a dozen wines. Today, Paul Hobbs still consults other wineries around the globe, including wineries in Chile, Argentina, and Hungary. Read less
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Member Reviews for Paul Hobbs Malbec

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
04/19/2010

Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: Robwine1
3766133
0.00 5
02/06/2010

I really like Paul hobbs wines and style of making wines but this effort is a little disjointed,a so so effort. It may well improve with a year of settling down since the grapes were on the vine two years ago. His consulting with Docero has produced better malbecs at this price point.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.00 5
06/28/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Malbec

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WA 93pts. - WS 90pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Bramare Malbec Lujan de Cuyo is purple/black with enticing scents of wood smoke, Asian spices, lavender, and assorted black fruits. It is sweeter, richer, and more structured than the Uco Valley cuvee. Packed with fruit, it merits cellaring for 2-3 years and will deliver prime drinking from 2012 to 2023. Vina Cobos is a partnership between Paul Hobbs, Andrea Marchiori, and Luis Barraud. As producers acquire more experience, attention is increasingly being paid to the effects of terroir. Mendoza is a relatively large region with a range of elevations and exposures. To this end, Cobos has produced 4 Bramare Malbecs, each from a different sub-region.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
10/07/2011

The 2008 Bramare Malbec Lujan de Cuyo is purple/black with enticing scents of wood smoke, Asian spices, lavender, and assorted black fruits. It is sweeter, richer, and more structured than the Uco Valley cuvee. - According to the Wine Advocate



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Bramare boasts an alluring nose of cedar tobacco spice box cola and black cherry. This is followed by a full-bodied layered smooth-textured wine with gobs of fruit already revealing considerable complexity. The wine has superb depth concentration and length. It can be enjoyed now but should easily last for another decade. Vina Cobos is Paul Hobbs' winery in Mendoza.

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