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Ernesto Catena Vineyards Tikal Patriota Mendoza
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Tikal

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Deep reddish purple with aromas of bright berry/cherry fruit. Like swallowing a whole bowl of mixed ripe berries at once. Big body yet very balanced, with luscious layers of raspberry, cherry, and cocoa flavors. Just a hint of baking spice at the end brings it all together.

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    60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec Deep reddish purple with aromas of bright berry/cherry fruit. Like swallowing a whole bowl of mixed ripe berries at once. Big body yet very balanced, with luscious layers of raspberry, cherry, and cocoa flavors. Just a hint of baking spice at the end brings it all together. Pairs well with grilled meats such as beef and pork, smoked ham, and even pizza with meat toppings. Incredibly fun to drink! Pairs well with grilled meats such as beef and pork, smoked ham, and even pizza with meat toppings. Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.72 T.A. 5.60 70% French Oak (40% new) and 30% second-use American barrels

    almost 6 years
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    full bodied red blend. smells fruity, but does not taste as fruity

    over 6 years
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    needs to breathe. tasted much better 2nd day

    about 6 years
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    Great, one of my favorites

    about 6 years
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    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/07
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2005 Vintage) This very dark purple wine is almost black in color. On the nose, this wine displays some pleasant dark berry aromas. On the palate, this wine is lively, round, has very fruit forward spicy berry l...