Paul Hobbs is one of the great wine makers working today and his wines showcase the best that the land, vines and craftsmanship can attain. Now, Paul has taken his experience, knowledge and connections in Mendoza to import some of the better, unheralded wineries to Massachusetts. Bodega La Flor is a great example. Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, third generation Italian immigrants, established their winery in 2002. This 100% Malbec is sourced from Agrelo in Lujan de Cuyo and Tunuyan in Uco Valley, two of the best regions of Mendoza. The grapes are harvested by hand and given a cold soak before fermentation. Thirty percent of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for six months to add complexity. The finished wine has a dark almost inky black color. The nose projects blackberry and plum characteristics. This smooth but not soft red is medium bodied with a round supple finish. Malbec fans should pick up a bottle because it over-delivers for the money.