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Viña Cobos Partners with La Place de Bordeaux 


July 14th – As of September 2022, Viña Cobos will entrust the exclusive distribution of its flagship wine  “Cobos Malbec” to La Place de Bordeaux through the Bureau des Grands Vins. 

Paul Hobbs, founder and winemaker, commented: “Working with La Place allows our flagship wine  to reach a vastly greater number of fine wine consumers and collectors worldwide. We believe La  Place will serve to strengthen the reach of Viña Cobos wines already present in over 60 countries.” 

The distribution of this Argentine Icon will initially rely on the expertise and knowledge of seven Bordeaux negociants: CVBG, LD Vins, Ulysse Cazabonne, Joanne Rare Wines, Maison Ginestet, Diva and Crus et Domaines de France, who will commercialize this remarkable wine in the most  prominent places in Asia, Europe, and Oceania.  

The product of a perfected union, Cobos Malbec is sourced from our finest vines and powered by  quality farming. The wine is vinified using time-honored artisanal and handcrafted methods. Our  goal—to be the world reference for malbec. Carlos de Carlos, Commercial Director explained,  “Cobos Malbec is a wine of exceptional character, beauty, and depth. Part of its nobility stems from  its ageability. This wine will reward with the passage of time.” 

About Viña Cobos 

Established in 1998, Viña Cobos today is internationally recognized for its mastery in producing world class wines from a finely curated selection of diverse terroirs situated in the cool, high-altitude zones of Mendoza, Argentina. The winery was founded in Lujan de Cuyo at the foot of the Andes Mountains by American winemaker, Paul Hobbs. Guided by his vision and maverick spirit, Viña Cobos’ talented and experienced team of skilled artisans, farm the vineyards and handcraft Vina Cobos wines with the utmost expertise and passion.

Chañares Estate – Cobos Malbec’s home vineyard 

While Chañares Estate is a decidedly distinctive terroir supremely well suited for Malbec, we cannot overstate the importance of farming as it relates to growing exceptional fine wine grapes. The eye of the farmer is critical. Attentiveness to detail and doing the right thing at the proper moment are paramount,” emphasized Paul Hobbs about the work he and his team have been doing in Argentina for over 30 years. 

Cobos Malbec 2019 

Cobos Malbec—pinnacle of Viña Cobos—is the first ever South American wine to garner the highly coveted 100-point  rating and is the most consistently highly rated wine from Argentina (1). Cobos Malbec—marking a milestone in  viticulture, defying existing standards, and firmly positioning Malbec and Argentina on the international stage. (1) James  Suckling, April 2022 

The wine’s appearance is a brilliant, deep, vibrant violet-blue hue. Aromas of ripe gooseberry, black fig, and mountain grown herbs explode from the glass. The palate bursts of freshly picked red currant and blueberry fruit leading to a profound complexity that persists through its long, finely textured finish. This well-rounded, multi-layered wine is full-bodied and displays exceptional balance, power, tension, and finesse. 

About Paul Hobbs 

A first trip to Argentina in March 1988 marked the beginning of a South American winemaking career that carries  on today with Viña Cobos in Mendoza. He is celebrated for his status as the pioneer who played the leading role  in launching malbec’s rise to fame and for his contribution of helping elevate Argentina to the world class wine region stage. Today, Paul is the owner/winemaker of seven (7) wineries across 4 continents. His three (3) domestic wineries include Paul Hobbs Winery (1991), and Crossbarn Winery (2000) are in Sebastopol, California. Hillick & Hobbs Estate (2019) situated in the Finger Lakes region of New York State is dedicated to the production of Riesling. His four (4) international partnerships include Viña Cobos, Mendoza (1999); Crocus, Cahors (2011);  Yacoubian-Hobbs, Armenia (2014); and Alvaredos-Hobbs, Galicia (2018). 



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