93pts James Suckling
Aromas of lavender, crushed blackberry, raspberry, dried herb and mocha. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Wonderfully juicy with a fragrant, lightly meaty character. 60% Bonarda and 40% malbec. Delicious now.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Patriota is a blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec from La Consulta in the Valle de Uco in Mendoza with berry fruit and spices, contained ripeness and a medium to full-bodied palate with some dusty tannins.
90pts Wine & Spirits
This is a tarry blend of 60 percent bonarda from Rivadavia, east of Mendoza city, with malbec from Tikal’s Vista Flores vineyard. The average age of the vines is 55 years, producing concentrated fruit with brambly edges. For roast beef.
Deep reddish purple with aromas of bright berry/cherry fruit. Big body yet very balanced with luscious layers of raspberry, cherry, and cocoa flavors. Just a hint of baking spice at the end brings it all together.
A great companion to grilled or smoked meats. Pairs well with beef and pork, and even pizza with meat toppings.
Blend: 60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec