Luca Wines

Uco Valley Malbec

9.155 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
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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
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Superb #Malbec. This #wine opens fuming with big berries and white pepper opening up to more brambly fruit, heavier pepper and showing some savory components. Clean, blackberry with seeds, stemy. Food worthy, suggesting heavier meats. Opened 12/3/17

Superb #Malbec. This #wine opens fuming with big berries and white pepper opening up to more brambly fruit, heavier pepper and showing some savory components. Clean, blackberry with seeds, stemy. Food worthy, suggesting heavier meats. Opened 12/3/17

Dec 4th, 2017
Andrew Olsen

Two thumbs up. Easy to drink, good balance. Grab some steaks!

Two thumbs up. Easy to drink, good balance. Grab some steaks!

Apr 4th, 2020
Melissa Aleman

Chocolate, berries and nuts... oh my! Wonderful finish. Now one of my favorite Malbecs.

Chocolate, berries and nuts... oh my! Wonderful finish. Now one of my favorite Malbecs.

Dec 17th, 2018
Andy Henderson

Martina

Martina

Aug 25th, 2018
Frank Soldano

Drinking the 2014 in 2018. Deep rich color. Excellent clarity. Full bouquet, rich with berry and oak. Very smooth on the tongue with low tannins. Slightly sweet flavor with rich berries and an oaky finish. Very nice wine.

Drinking the 2014 in 2018. Deep rich color. Excellent clarity. Full bouquet, rich with berry and oak. Very smooth on the tongue with low tannins. Slightly sweet flavor with rich berries and an oaky finish. Very nice wine.

Apr 13th, 2018
Hugh O'Riordan

Michael, I bought this malbac because of your reviews. A well made wine from beginning to end . Lots of dark fruit dark fruit. Still one note imho

Michael, I bought this malbac because of your reviews. A well made wine from beginning to end . Lots of dark fruit dark fruit. Still one note imho

Mar 13th, 2018
Rachel Digiulio

Jammy and dark red

Jammy and dark red

Feb 4th, 2018
Brad Pietras

Juicy

Juicy

Jan 28th, 2018
Adam Welch

Superb Malbec! Had it with scallops and filet mignon.

Superb Malbec! Had it with scallops and filet mignon.

Dec 29th, 2017