Luca Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$35.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $29.99
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Item No. 92589
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Incredible color — could use it in an inkwell! Loads of spicy red fruit and black cherry cola aromas with notes of rose petal and cocoa. The red berry and black cherry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long finish. A bottom note of black licorice keeps the mouth watering.

This one is a teenager at the moment, and should age very well. It pairs well with foods such as venison or wild game, steak, pork, quail, all types of lamb, and medium-strong cheeses. A very flexible wine due to its concentration and balance.

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Johann - Temperance, MI (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
I have a knowledgable friend who runs a wine shop in Toledo, OH who introduced me to this fabulous wine. My oenophile wife and I enjoyed a bottle with a triple cream brie, blackberry confit, and a baguette. It was fantastic. Luka is very soft for such a young wine. After tasting this wine I went back and purchased the remaining bottles in their inventory. I keep telling myself I'm going to cellar it for a few years, but I can't stop drinking it. I have one bottle left and I don't know how long I can hold out.
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Christine Tremblay - Woodland Hills, CA (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
Full body, lots of fruit and some tannins. Great wine for the price!
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Learn About Luca

Laura Catena is a fourth generation winemaker who grew up in a traditional Argentine-Italian winemaking family in Mendoza. Laura splits her time between Mendoza and San Francisco, California, where she is an emergency physician, university professor and occasional tango dancer. Laura had the vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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