199 Ratings
Ernesto Catena Vineyards Tikal Patriota Bonarda-Malbec

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Wine Description

A rich red, packed with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha, featuring plenty of dark chocolate notes. Offers a ripe texture, with creamy accents and hints of savory herb on the long finish.

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    Definitely wasn't expecting all of this fruit but I like it. Never tried to the Bonarda grape before and still can't quite pinpoint it, but I'm getting more than just the traditional Malbec here. This is a big wine with that wet earth that I love so much. I won't go too in depth but all that matters is that everyone should go pick this up now.

    over 2 years
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    Very fruit forward almost a touch sweet.

    over 2 years
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    Marie brought to lake from Whole Foods. Had it at Farmhouse.

    7 months
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    Full bodied wine great with meat dinner

    about 3 years
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    Billy wine with Tim and Pam

    7 months
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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...