In my first morning at the Vines Resort and Spa in western Argentina, one of the property’s cofounders, Michael Evans, cajoled me into a predawn walk in the vineyards. I was sleepily wishing I had begged off until, glancing west toward the dark wall of the Andes, I glimpsed the full moon dropping out of […]
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O. Fournier in the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina, is offering a unique package for wine lovers: it is selling a portion of its estate to 84 people who, as partners of the winery, can grow, label, and distribute their own wines, and earn revenue while receiving complete access to O. Fournier’s resources. The winery […]
In whichever hemisphere or country Paul Hobbs exercises his purple thumb, the vines prosper. A New York native, the distinguished winemaker began his career in Napa Valley, working for such esteemed labels as Robert Mondavi Winery and Opus One. In 1991 he established Paul Hobbs Winery, whose inspired wines from Napa Valley and Sonoma County […]
he label is the brainchild of Argentinian vintners Luis Barraud and Andrea Marchiori and California winemaker Paul Hobbs, whose new wines debuted in 2005 to much critical acclaim. This release may be the finest example of any Argentine wine to date. Its amazing profile integrates expressions of toast, dark plum, espresso, and violet.
Located in Mendoza, Argentina, Cheval des Andes is a joint venture between Terrazas de los Andes and Pierre Lurton of Bordeaux’s fabled Château Cheval Blanc. Crafted from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine exudes flavors of mocha java, mint, and ultraripe cherry liqueur.
Tasting notes: Inky, powerful, and saturated with plum and spice, the wine presents amazing structure and complexity that leave no doubt that Argentina is redrawing the map of world-class wine regions. Worth knowing: Although winemaker Paul Hobbs produces remarkable wines from his base in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, his greatest efforts lie far to […]
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