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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Luca Pinot Noir 2008
Luca Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 100263)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful garnet color with aromas of wild strawberries, saddle leather and cola root. A complex Pinot with notes of leather, spice, and cherry/raspberry confiture on the palate. Amazing aroma and finishes with an enjoyable Burgundian bent. Pairs well with foods such as lamb chops, grilled salmon, roasted duck or chicken, and game birds. Pinot lovers may just go ahead and drink it all by itself!
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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.