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.
Vivid and exciting blackberries with tangy acidity. Medium-bodied, round and delicious. Drink and finish the bottle!James Suckling April 2020
A blend of Bonarda with 40% Malbec, both from San Carlos, Uco Valley, that spent nine months in French and American oak (60/40), one-fifth new. Bright violet in color. The aromas include pine and resin notes along with blackberries, plums and violets. A straightforward, sun-kissed wine that presents a flavorful palate, gentle tannins and a fleshy, fluid flow. Expressive with a sustained floral aftertaste.Vinous October 2020
The 2017 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda and shows the rusticity of the Bonarda, with some earthy hints and notes of ripe berries with a balsamic core of aromatic herbs. The palate is juicy and there are fine tannins. The two grapes fermented separately, and the wines matured in oak vats; the blend was done after malolactic.Wine Advocate October 2019
Wine Enthusiast March 2021
- Varietal Composition:
- 60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec
- Avg Elevation:
- 3280 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 79 years
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