Tikal Patriota 2014

$25.99
Save $6.00 (23%)
$19.99

SKU 03681

750ml

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Tikal wines showcase the fusion of nature and art; the estate vineyards are certified biodynamic and organic, creating a holistic farming cycle that best represents the local terroir and quality expression of the grapes. Ernesto Catena's creative, artistic passion is embodied in Tikal's top-rated Malbec blends that showcase the grape's adaptability. Ernesto has a raw, free-spirited approach to winemaking that gives the wines a rebellious complexity and finesse without losing his bohemian charm.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Tikal
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Patriota is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda from Vista Flores and Ribadavia respectively, matured in new and used oak barrels--60% French and 40% American--for one year. The warm year suited the Bonarda nicely, which is grown in a different zone to start with. I feel a much better integration of the oak compared with previous vintages. It feels like the style is turning towards more freshness and less oak. This is ripe and juicy, full of character. I liked 2015 slightly better. 160,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, December 30, 2016