Luca Wines

Uco Valley Malbec

9.0486 ratings
8.936 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Laura Catena, 4th gen winemaker, grew up in Argentine-Italian winemaking family in Mendoza. Wines, named after her children - Luca, Dante & Nicola - background of the label is the McDermott coat of arms of her American husband, Daniel McDermott. Single-vineyard wine from land belonging to the Laborde family. Deep red with big ripe fruits & smoky oak. Palate plum & jammy blackberry, spicier than ‘13, with nice earthy character. Tannins are a bit rustic, lingering ending with toasty oak & spice. Very nice.

Laura Catena, 4th gen winemaker, grew up in Argentine-Italian winemaking family in Mendoza. Wines, named after her children - Luca, Dante & Nicola - background of the label is the McDermott coat of arms of her American husband, Daniel McDermott. Single-vineyard wine from land belonging to the Laborde family. Deep red with big ripe fruits & smoky oak. Palate plum & jammy blackberry, spicier than ‘13, with nice earthy character. Tannins are a bit rustic, lingering ending with toasty oak & spice. Very nice.

Apr 20th, 2019
Sarah Best

Peanut shells, leather, cedar, barnyard, hay. Well-balanced, velvety mouthfeel. Blueberry, cocoa, espresso, hay, and finishes floral.

Peanut shells, leather, cedar, barnyard, hay. Well-balanced, velvety mouthfeel. Blueberry, cocoa, espresso, hay, and finishes floral.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2015
Mike Davila

Not something I would recommend. Came across this as I was entering all my cellar into cellartracker. Maybe I don't know what to expect from Malbec? Dark color, can't place the nose, primary grape flavor, no complexity. Nicest thing I can say is the bottle is heavy!
Lowest I have scored a wine, moving on to a backup

Not something I would recommend. Came across this as I was entering all my cellar into cellartracker. Maybe I don't know what to expect from Malbec? Dark color, can't place the nose, primary grape flavor, no complexity. Nicest thing I can say is the bottle is heavy!
Lowest I have scored a wine, moving on to a backup

2 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
Helen Kennedy

I'm not the greatest fan of Malbec, but this one won me over.

I'm not the greatest fan of Malbec, but this one won me over.

2 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2015
G Pai
9.7

Costco $24

Costco $24

2 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2013
Maynard Johnston, CWE

$24.99 Costco 7/25/15, Kona, Hawaii. 8/3/15: big, bold, blackberry/cassis. Tannic. Needs 2-3 years to soften. Heavy bottle. 91 today.

$24.99 Costco 7/25/15, Kona, Hawaii. 8/3/15: big, bold, blackberry/cassis. Tannic. Needs 2-3 years to soften. Heavy bottle. 91 today.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2015
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.0

Dark black fruit, oak showing. Nice smokey tobacco note on finish

Dark black fruit, oak showing. Nice smokey tobacco note on finish

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Leigh Noir

Super delicious! Thank you Floyden! Again, Mendoza never fails.

Super delicious! Thank you Floyden! Again, Mendoza never fails.

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Floyden Mugford

Boom! Great with bit of coffee notes; first taste great then about 15 min beyond great

Boom! Great with bit of coffee notes; first taste great then about 15 min beyond great

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Michael & Lisa Gerold

One of the best values here, in this gem of an Embarcadero eatery. A Financial District go to as one can walk to and fro.

One of the best values here, in this gem of an Embarcadero eatery. A Financial District go to as one can walk to and fro.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2014