2006 Viña Cobos “Cocodrilo” Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: $15.99 @ K&L Wines imported by Paul Hobbs Imports

What They Said:

Per K&L Wines “The big pull for this wine has always been that it is made by the seemingly infallible Paul Hobbs, and that surely hasn’t changed. The other big pull is that it has always been the tastiest of Cabs from Mendoza. Full of the polish and sweet ripeness that Hobbs is know for this is packed with slick, creamy currant puree, unsweetened black chocolate, and loveable mouth-filling texture. Compare this to his cabs out of Napa for $60+ and you have yourself a bargain.” (Bryan Brick, K&L)

What I Think:

As easy sale for me, everything Hobbs touches goes for a mint. To get my hands on this one even at the upper end of my personal price range was a no brainer. The first bottle knocked my socks off. Robust and smooth at the same time if that even makes sense. Loads of dark fruit on a chocolate back bone that last forever. The finish could not be smoother or longer. I put another case in the cellar. This could compete with the Ridge for the best bottle I’ve had since starting this blog!

Rating: Cellar It

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4 thoughts on “2006 Viña Cobos “Cocodrilo” Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. I actually use this cab for all my parties – my wine snob friends drink it and it’s good but I am not breaking the bank for people who have no clue. This is great out of the bottle and I use it as my main cab for all my parties.

  2. Just found this at my local grocery store in Northern Michigan. A wonderful discovery- I’m onto Paul Hobbs now! Bravo.

  3. I can’t seem to find the 2006 Cocodrilo anywhere- All I can find is the Vina Cobos “Felino” Cab 2007. Is this the essentially the same wine under a new name? How does it compare to the 06 “Cocodrillo”

  4. The new ones are under Felino – they changed the name and packaging either last year or the year before. I am a HUGE Paul Hobbs fan and drink his California reds and whites. I serve the Felino all the time at parties and my snobby wine friends love it and people who have no clue enjoy it but I didn’t have to break the bank. His Bramare is fabulous too. The higher priced on is better and like my wine shop said if it was a domestic wine it would be about $150.00 a bottle. All of Paul Hobbs is great and you can’t go wrong with the Felino – like the cab better than the malbec.

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