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.
Aromas of lavender, crushed blackberry, raspberry, dried herb and mocha. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Wonderfully juicy with a fragrant, lightly meaty character.James Suckling April 2021
The 2018 Patriota is a blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec from La Consulta in the Valle de Uco in Mendoza with berry fruit and spices, contained ripeness and a medium to full-bodied palate with some dusty tannins.Wine Advocate March 2021
The Malbec grapes are from the Vista Flores vineyard (Tunuyan) and the Bonarda comes from Rivadavia. They’re hand-harvested and aged 12 months in 70% French & 30% American oak (30% new, 70% 2nd & 3rd use).
- Varietal Composition: 60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec
- Region: Mendoza
- Avg Elevation: 3280 feet
- Avg Age of Vines: 56 years
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- Size: 12/750ml
- Cases Imported: 12,500
- UPC: 835603001174