157 Ratings
Ernesto Catena Vineyards Tikal Patriota Mendoza

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(2012 Vintage) #45 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014

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!

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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.

    almost 2 years
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    Very fruit forward almost a touch sweet.

    over 1 year
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    Marie brought to lake from Whole Foods. Had it at Farmhouse.

    8 months
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    Billy wine with Tim and Pam

    8 months
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    Tikal patriota malbec

    about 3 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...