Viña Cobos Felino Chardonnay 2009
The wines of Viña Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of California winemaker Paul Hobbs and two winemaking partners, Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud, who come from a wine producing culture deeply rooted in European tradition. Paul Hobbs first became acquainted with Argentina in 1989, and was immediately intrigued with the Argentinean terroir and culture, sensing a unique potential for malbec and other varietals in the region. The inaugural vintage of Viña Cobos Malbec received the highest score to date for any Argentine wine upon its release in 2002. Since then, Paul and his Argentine partners have grown their portfolio of ultra-premium wines, which continue to receive even greater accolades.
Mouth-filling, silky and crisp, this pale straw-colored chardonnay is aromatic with fresh, ripe pear and guava. The palate adds citrus and yeasty notes for complexity as focused fruit flavors persist, finding balance with subtle oak undertones and bright acidity on the finish.