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Paul Hobbs: Mastering the Art of Cabernet Sauvignon in Argentina

Born from California roots and nurtured by a passion for winemaking, Paul Hobbs stands as a visionary figure in the world of wine. While his journey began in the vineyards of Napa Valley, it was his exploration of Argentina that truly cemented his legacy.
Delve with us into the captivating story of Paul Hobbs and his groundbreaking work with Viña Cobos, where he has masterfully crafted some of Argentina's finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Paul Hobbs' love affair with wine began in the fertile soils of California's wine country. Inspired by the beauty of the vineyards and the artistry of winemaking, he pursued a degree in viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis, laying the groundwork for a career dedicated to excellence and innovation.
In the early 1990s, Paul Hobbs embarked on a transformative journey to Argentina, captivated by the untapped potential of its vineyard landscapes. It was here that he found a new frontier for winemaking, one that would challenge and inspire him in equal measure.
In partnership with local winemakers and vineyard owners, Paul Hobbs co-founded Viña Cobos, a pioneering winery dedicated to crafting exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Mendoza. With a focus on quality and authenticity, Viña Cobos quickly established itself as a leading producer of Argentine wines.
One of Paul Hobbs' most remarkable achievements in Argentina has been his mastery of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Through meticulous vineyard selection, innovative winemaking techniques, and a deep understanding of the land, he has unlocked the full potential of this noble varietal in the high-altitude vineyards of Mendoza.
One of the most sought-after wines in Argentina is Cocodrilo. In Miami, this exquisite wine is exclusively sold by allocation, and we are honored to list it among our bestsellers. It represents the pinnacle of excellence and innovation in Argentine winemaking. Named after the crocodile, a symbol of strength and resilience, Cocodrilo embodies the robust power and intensity of its terroir. It is a masterful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, sourced from select vineyards in Mendoza. This wine reveals rich layers of dark fruit, smooth tannins, and a persistent finish, transporting the drinker to Argentina's rugged landscapes where winemaking artistry and natural beauty meet in perfect harmony. Cocodrilo is more than a wine; it is a masterpiece, created with meticulous care and deep passion, designed to leave an indelible mark on both the palate and the soul.
Today, Viña Cobos continues to set the standard for excellence in Argentine winemaking, with Paul Hobbs at the helm as Chief Winemaker. From the iconic Bramare Cabernet Sauvignon to the acclaimed Felino label, each wine reflects his unwavering commitment to quality and passion for the craft.
As Paul Hobbs' journey in Argentina unfolds, one thing remains clear: his dedication to pushing the boundaries of winemaking knows no bounds. With every vintage, he continues to innovate, explore, and redefine what is possible in the world of wine.
In the heart of Argentina's wine country, Paul Hobbs has found a canvas for his creative vision and a platform to showcase his unparalleled talent. Through his work with Viña Cobos, he has not only mastered the art of Cabernet Sauvignon but has also left an indelible mark on the Argentine wine industry. As we raise a glass to his remarkable achievements, we toast to the enduring legacy of a true visionary in the world of wine.
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