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2017 Yacoubian-Hobbs Red Blends or Varietals "Rind Areni"

Yacoubian Hobbs 2017 Rind Areni

Winery: Yacoubian-Hobbs

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rind Areni"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 100 Areni

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Vayots Dzor

State or country: Armenia

Price: $32

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 20, 2022

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Areni comes from Armenia. It opens with a mild red cherry and cinnamon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and a little savory. The flavor profile is red plum and oak blend with notes of mild strawberry. I also detected hints of red cherry and gentle stony minerality. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift away nicely. This wine reminds me a of very nice Pinot Noir. If you want to try something new, give this Areni a try. I would pair it with coq au vin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Areni captivates with aromas of dark fruits, muddled strawberry and freshly cracked black pepper. The palate gives way to a bright, fresh fruit expression, revealing a firm tannic structure and finishing with a pleasantly refreshing acidity.

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