As #45 on Wine Spectator’s ‘Top 100 List’ in 2015, this ‘Patriotic’ old-vine Bonarda and Malbec is blended to perfection.
Deep reddish purple with aromas of bright berry/cherry fruit. 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.
A great companion to grilled or smoked meats. Pairs well with beef and pork, and even pizza with meat toppings.
Dark red-ruby. Very sexy spicy oak lift to the aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and licorice. At once juicy and supple, with good energy and a glossy oak element to the strong blackberry and licorice flavors. Quite silky and deep for this bottling. The rising finish features supple tannins, subtle sweetness and an absence of rough edges. An outstanding value.Vinous July 2017
Spicy red-berry aromas with an accent of musky, cheesy oak get this Malbec-Bonarda blend moving in an interesting way. A tight, pointy palate with lean acidity houses flavors of plum and berry along with creamy oak and vanilla. Lactic oak is a factor on an otherwise bright and spicy finish.Wine Enthusiast October 2017
The 2015 Patriota was a similar blend of Malbec from the Valle de Uco (Vista Flores) and Bonarda from Ribadavia matured in oak barrels for some ten months. There is no astringency or herbal notes in this blend, and the Malbec is nicely complemented by the slightly rustic character of the Bonarda.The Wine Advocate December 2016
- Varietal Composition:
- 60% Malbec, 40% Bonarda
- Avg Elevation:
- 3280 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 77 years
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