Felino Chardonnay 2016
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 91 - An attractive wine, the 2016 Viña Cobos Felino Chardonnay speaks to the fact that the province of Mendoza can produce some wonderful white wines. This wine competes well in the arena with both the New and Old Worlds. Its ripe fruit and creaminess are nicely balanced out with its elegance and beautiful harmony on the palate. Enjoy with lightly-sauced sautéed chicken breast. (Tasted: July 25, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
Wine Advocate 90 - The just-bottled, screw-capped 2016 Felino Chardonnay was quite impressive. It's now produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Valle de Uco and was cropped from an unusual wet and cold growing season. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with full malolactic, with 15% of the volume put into neutral French oak barrels and bottled seven months after the harvest. It's very fresh and varietal, with a nose that mixes white flowers and fruit and a balsamic twist. The palate is fresh and sharp, elegant with very clean flavors, showcasing the minerality of the soils. Is this the finest Felino Chardonnay to date?
Wine Enthusiast 89 - Aromas of apple cider, peach and oak lead to a full palate. Flavors of melon and banana have a nutty quality, while this is stable on the finish, with tropical fruit and honeyed flavors. Drink now.
Pure pale gold with green hues in the glass. Fascinating notes of Bosc pear, white peaches, passion fruit and pineapple, beautifully accompanied by orange blossom, white flowers and subtle notes of bread crust. On the palate, it shows a creamy texture, good volume, and bright acidity. An elegant Chardonnay with a great bouquet, balanced and persistent.