The Yacoubian-Hobbs 2018 Areni Red Armenia is a testament to the distinctive terroir of Rind, where the ancient Areni grape thrives in volcanic and limestone soils. At elevations exceeding 1,300 meters (4,000 feet), this wine offers a unique expression of this historic variety, enriched by modern winemaking techniques. With a deep garnet color, it captivates the eye, promising a sensory journey. The nose is graced with elegant aromas of morello cherry and strawberry, complemented by delicate notes of baking spices and clove, which create a delightful aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine unfolds with bright notes of pomegranate and white pepper, balanced by refreshing acidity that invigorates the taste buds. The finish is clean and leaves a lasting impression of this wine's focus and purity. The Yacoubian-Hobbs 2018 Areni Red Armenia, lauded with accolades including a 95-point rating from Tasting Panel Magazine and a Platinum Medal from TEXSOM Awards, is a remarkable example of Armenian winemaking, offering a unique and memorable tasting experience for wine enthusiasts.