2013 Luca Malbec Uco Valley
Beautiful aromas of blackberry, black licorice and spice follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a blueberry, dark chocolate and light nut aftertaste. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Malbec comes from two old vineyards in La Consulta (Rosas and Paganoto) and some 30% from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. It has a nose of smoke and peat intermixed with violets, plums and dark cherries. The palate has a fine texture shaped by sweet, round tannins and good freshness. This is a very tasty Malbec. (LG)
Laura Catena, proprietor of Luca Winery, is a fourth-generation vintner, who also happens to be a Harvard- and Stanford-educated emergency medicine physician. Following the birth of her first child, Luca, she felt compelled to create a legacy of small-production Argentine wines. This Malbec is from fruit grown in the Uco Valley, and is, in typical Luca style, a big, broad-shouldered, structured powerhouse of a wine. The 2012 vintage of Luca was one of our best-selling Malbecs last year, buoyed by a #19 rating on the Wine Spectator Top 100.