Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code APRILNEW

New Customers Save $20* with code APRILNEW

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 4/30/2018. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Luca Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Argentina
  • RP92
0% ABV
  • JS92
  • RP91
  • RP92
  • WS91
  • JS91
  • RP91
  • RP93
  • RP92
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $29.99
Try the
29 99
29 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Sat, Apr 28
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
0
Limit Reached
1.0 1 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

1.0 1 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

"The red wines start with the medium ruby-colored 2007 Pinot Noir, sourced from a relatively young vineyard planted to Dijon clones. It was aged in 30% new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. It offers up an alluring bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, saddle leather, spice box, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, with intense, savory, spicy, red fruit flavors, this lengthy, complex effort will evolve for several years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018. It is a candidate for best Argentina Pinot Noir of the year. At the asking price, it is also a very good value."
-Wine Advocate

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The red wines start with the medium ruby-colored 2007 Pinot Noir, sourced from a relatively young vineyard planted to Dijon clones. It was aged in 30% new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. It offers up an alluring bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, saddle leather, spice box, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, with intense, savory, spicy, red fruit flavors, this lengthy, complex effort will evolve for several years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018. It is a candidate for best Argentina Pinot Noir of the year. At the asking price, it is also a very good value.
View More
Luca
Luca, Argentina
Image of winery
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.

Argentina

View all wine

Stretching from the Andes to Patagonia, Argentina's unique terroir lends to high quality wines. Formerly associated with inexpensive bulk wine but dramatically shifting focus from quantity to quality, Argentina is the most important wine-producing country in South America. Certainly excellent values abound here still, but increases in vineyard investment, improved winery technology, and a commitment to innovation since the late 20th century have contributed to the country’s burgeoning image as a producer of great wines at all price points. The climate here is diverse but generally continental and agreeable, with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters—a positive, as snow melt from the Andes Mountains can be used to irrigate vineyards. Grapes very rarely have any difficulty achieving full ripeness.

Mendoza, a large and famous region responsible for more than 70% of Argentina’s wine production, is further divided into several sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Red wines dominate here, especially Malbec, the country’s star variety, while Chardonnay is the most successful white. The province of San Juan is best known for blends of Bonarda and Syrah. Torrontés is a specialty of the La Rioja and Salta regions, the latter of which is also responsible for excellent Malbecs grown at very high elevation.

Pinot Noir

View all wine

One of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. More reflective than most varieties of the land on which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality, and demands care in the vineyard and lots of attention in the winery. It is an important component of Champagne and the only variety permitted in red Burgundy. Pinot Noir enjoys immense popularity internationally, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand.

In the Glass

Pinot Noir Is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and lively acidity. It ranges in body from very light to the heavier side of medium, typically landing somewhere in the middle—giving it extensive possibilities for food pairing. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount), it can develop hauntingly beautiful characteristics of fresh earth, autumn leaves, and truffles.

Perfect Pairings

Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon, ocean trout, and tuna. Its mild mannered tannins don’t fight with spicy food, and give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry—chicken, quail, and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, it can even match with heavier fare. Pinot Noir is also very vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

Sommelier Secret

Pinot Noir is dangerously drinkable, highly addictive, and has a bad habit of emptying the wallet. Look for affordable but still delicious examples from Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (as Pinot Nero), Chile, New Zealand, and France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions.

RWC251093_2007 Item# 97443