Riglos 2009 Gran Corte Las Divas Vineyard named #1 wine of 2012 by Wine Enthusiast

Paul Hobbs Imports announced today that the Riglos 2009 Gran Corte has been named the “Number One Wine of 2012” by Wine Enthusiast magazine in the annual “Enthusiast 100” listing of the must-have wines of the year. The selection was a collaborative process among the editors of Wine Enthusiast, and was based on factors such as rating, price, drinkability and uniqueness.

Riglos is a premium Argentine producer located in the Alto Valle de Uco in the Tupangato region of Mendoza. Paul Hobbs is the consulting winemaker. The 2009 Gran Corte retails for $50, and is a blend of 50% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. In addition to the Gran Corte, Riglos also produces a Malbec, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Cabernet Franc from grapes grown exclusively at its estate vineyard, “Finca Las Divas,” in Gualtallary.

All Riglos wines are exclusively imported to the United States by Paul Hobbs Imports, and are part of a portfolio that also includes Pulenta Estate, Finca 8 and Viña Cobos. Paul Hobbs, consulting winemaker for Riglos and founder of Paul Hobbs Imports, has been working in Argentina since the late-1980s and is widely considered a pioneer who helped shape and elevate the country’s winemaking industry. He founded Paul Hobbs Imports in 1995 as a means of bringing the top wines from Mendoza into the United States.

“This is a first for Paul Hobbs Imports and we are pleased that Riglos received this stunning accolade,” says Paul Hobbs. “Our goal for Paul Hobbs Imports has always been to focus on premium wines that represent the future of Argentina as one of the world’s great wine regions, and this recognition validates the world-class winemaking happening within the country.”

About Paul Hobbs Wines
Paul Hobbs Wines includes Paul Hobbs Winery and CrossBarn Winery in California, Viña Cobos in Argentina, and Paul Hobbs Imports. Founder Paul Hobbs is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions in California, New York, Argentina, Chile, France and Armenia.

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