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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Luca Malbec 2001
Luca Malbec 2001
(search item no. 73567)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Incredible color—could use in an inkwell. Loads of spicy red berry and black cherry fruit flavors and aromas. Beautifully density and structure with lots of fine tannins and incredible length. Will age well, but could be hard to keep your hands off of. 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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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 true to their individual terroirs. A pioneer of small-grower relations in Mendoza, Laura's incredible, limited production wines come from some of Argentina's best fruit from low-yield, high-elevation, family-owned vineyards. The wines are named after her children - Luca, Dante and Nicola - and the background of the label is the McDermott coat of arms of her American husband, Daniel McDermott.