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Tikal Patriota 2009

Other Red Blends from Argentina, South America
  • RP 92
  • ST 90
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Winemaker Notes

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!

Critical Acclaim

RP 92
The Wine Advocate

60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec; Earth/mineral/underbrush; dense and layered, ripe, mouth-filling, impeccable balance, lengthy.

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Bright ruby. Captivating aromas of black cherry, mocha, coffee, violet and sexy oak. The middle palate shows lovely lift and cut to the juicy flavors of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. This is a very clever blend, with the malbec component providing energy. Finishes with firm tannins and very good length. A terrific value.

Tikal, Argentina, South America
Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena and is named after his son. Ernesto spent his childhood in the vineyards of Mendoza among wine-growers and local pundits. Since then, he has experienced a kaleidoscope of cultures, living in New York, Buenos Aires, Berkeley, Cambridge (MA), Milan and London. But his heart remains in his homeland of Argentina (where he now lives), with its natural beauty of mountains, streams and vineyards, its wines, and its people who... View More