Tikal Patriota 2007

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

Price: $20.00 $17.99
Save $2.01 (10%)
Item No. 97447
  • RP92
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Gorgeous deep purple hue and aromas of ripe bing cherry and berry fruit. Like swallowing a whole bowl of mixed ripe berries at once. Big body yet very balanced, with luscious layers of raspberry and cherry that quickly move to an intense dark chocolate finish. Pairs well with grilled meats such as beef and pork, smoked ham, and even pizza with meat toppings. Incredibly fun to drink!

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Patriota is a blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec aged in 70% French oak (40% new) and 30% second use American oak. Purple-colored, it offers an alluring bouquet of spice box, black cherry, and blueberry. Supple and flavorful on the palate, additional notes of raspberry and chocolate emerge, accompanied by a complex, rich wine with good structure and length. It way over-delivers for its modest price. "
92 Points

"Bright, deep ruby. Sweet aromas of dark berries, tar, mocha and licorice. Lush and sweet, with ripe acidity and enticing floral lift perking up the blackberry fruit. Very sexy, sweet wine with lovely length-and unusually smooth for a wine made from a majority of bonarda. Finishes with sweet tannins and impressive length. Not the last word in complexity, but this very ripe wine is a no-brainer. According to the importer, this is the highest-volume imported wine from Argentina in the $25-and-over price range."
90 Points

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so the reviews and descriptors of this wine are right on--fruit (particularly of the cherry variety) with a dark chocolate finish. but when we say dark chocolate we mean 100% cocoa, probably too bitter finish; like over done coffee beans. And because of this it's really hard to pair with food besides something lush like prime rib or leg of lamb. Most of us do not eat these sort of things every day, therefore this would probably best be described as a 'cigar' wine and even then the bitter finish may be too much. Mind you, this is coming from a gal that likes her IPAs full of cascade & amarillo hops...
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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...

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(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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