2015 Viña Cobos "Felino" Chardonnay Mendoza
A bright and fresh white with sliced apple, pineapple, and salt. Full body, tangy finish. Minerally and stony undertone. Stainless driven.
Bright yellow. Stone fruits, spices and smoky oak on the nose. Fat, full and sweet; a very rich, broad, ripe style of Chardonnay with yellow stone fruit and tropical fruits flavors dominating. A bit more exotic than the 2014 version, but finishes with slightly edgy acidity. (ST)
A rich, ripe, fairly classic Chardonnay with old school California leanings except...this one is from Argentina! The California connection here is that noted consultant and winery owner Paul Hobbs owns Viña Cobos, and is making wines that have his stylistic stamp, but perhaps just slightly dialed back from the usual ripeness and fruitiness. Here we have an appley Chardonnay, with hints of toast (5% of the wine is aged in French oak, a small portion of which is new) and a genuinely crowd pleasing style. Very well made.