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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Luca Syrah Laborde Double Select 2009
Luca Syrah Laborde Double Select 2009
(search item no. 108181)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful deep purple color, tilting the glass the shallows are a soft rose. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen's poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Rich, lush, and mouthfilling on the palate. Well structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, long, lingering finish. L3—lush, long and loveable. Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork, and lamb, and dishes prepared with mild cheeses or wild mushrooms.
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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.