Pascual Toso was founded over 125 years ago in Argentina's Maip? Valley. Some of the vineyards are 100 years old. It is currently run by the 4th generation Toso, Enrique.
If one event can make a significant impact on an entire country's wine industry, it happened in 2001 when Toso hired Paul Hobbs as consulting winemaker. It wasn't just that Hobbs was - and still is - a superstar winemaker. It was that this was the first time a winemaker of his stature had said to the world that Mendoza, Argentina, was a wine region worthy of his talents.
All eyes focused on Argentina. Hobbs' involvement in the area created an avalanche of interest - to the point where you couldn't even count how many winemakers from all over the world decided to ply their trade in Argentina. Of course Hobbs couldn't just lend his name to the enterprise; he had to produce. And he certainly did.
From his very first vintage, the press bestowed accolade after accolade. And as the praise piled up, the wines went international, and history was made.
We're obviously going to approach a wine of this stature with rather lofty expectations. But, like everybody else, we were not disappointed. Hobbs has delivered every year since year one, and this beauty is no exception.
From the brooding dark color through the dense nose of chocolate and wild blackberries, Toso just blasts out of the glass and on your palate like none other.
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