Wednesday, February 04, 2009

2006 Cocodrilo Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendoza, Argentina - $16-$18

Hello fellow winos! Another value wine for you guys! The Cocodrilo has been consumed the last 3 vintages in a row multiple times in this household. Did I mention that Vina Cobos is partially run by Paul Hobbs? Heck, he has a heavy hand in the winemaking! Of course price has gone up as word has gotten around about how these wines are exceptional values. At this price the Cabernet and the other Felino wines are a great deal. A member of my "all time value case" (the best 12 wines for your bucks at under $20)! This year the 2007 Cabernet is called Felino instead of Cocodrilo. Same goes for the Malbec, Merlot and the Chardonnay. The Chardonnay is new to the lineup. Calling each of the wines Felino is also a change in direction for the marketing of these wines. I liked each different name, but I guess it makes sense from a marketing standpoint to associate more wines with one label, especially as good as these wines are! So, on to the tasting notes!

Color: Purple-red edges, dark core!

Nose: Currants, spicy & earthy, some tobacco and iron in the background

Palate: Spicy currants, some cassis and tobacco, chocolate comes around later after an hour or so....delicious!



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