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Patriota Mendoza Malbec Bonarda

9.0754 ratings
8.956 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Bonarda
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is always enjoyable. This 2014 was not the best vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.

Showing black fruits with earth, oak, vegetables, barnyard, beef jerky, spices, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Soft mouthfeel with medium acidity and mild complexity.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

This Argentinian Malbec Blend is always enjoyable. This 2014 was not the best vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.

Showing black fruits with earth, oak, vegetables, barnyard, beef jerky, spices, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Soft mouthfeel with medium acidity and mild complexity.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Jan 7th, 2019
Meg Herring

Super silky and great for dinner 💜 @Trish Power is on a #malbec kick this weekend and I’m down for it

Super silky and great for dinner 💜 @Trish Power is on a #malbec kick this weekend and I’m down for it

Jan 15th, 2018
Hermes Cuello

Is nice to be able to drink this quality wines in the Cayman Islands, thanks Ernesto Catena!

Is nice to be able to drink this quality wines in the Cayman Islands, thanks Ernesto Catena!

Sep 3rd, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

It is Tuesday night and I have a taste for some Argentine wine. I had just bought this blend of Malbec and Bonarda. Never having had Bonarda I thought this would be very interesting and I am not disappointed. I have found that I have had more hits than misses from Argentina. The aromas on this bottles are big fruit with lots of dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry, and stewed prunes. There is nice smokey oak with hints of vanilla. After enjoying the smells for awhile I couldn't wait to taste this puppy. The fruit comes at you as good fleshy dark fruits, blackberries black cherry, prunes, blueberries, and black currant. There is a wet soil component that leads to good acidity and smooth silky tannins. I think this has a good Medium + mouth feel. This has been a good and pleasant surprise.

It is Tuesday night and I have a taste for some Argentine wine. I had just bought this blend of Malbec and Bonarda. Never having had Bonarda I thought this would be very interesting and I am not disappointed. I have found that I have had more hits than misses from Argentina. The aromas on this bottles are big fruit with lots of dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry, and stewed prunes. There is nice smokey oak with hints of vanilla. After enjoying the smells for awhile I couldn't wait to taste this puppy. The fruit comes at you as good fleshy dark fruits, blackberries black cherry, prunes, blueberries, and black currant. There is a wet soil component that leads to good acidity and smooth silky tannins. I think this has a good Medium + mouth feel. This has been a good and pleasant surprise.

14 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2014
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Fruitier than what I usually drink, but all-in-all a nice wine. One question: why is the bottle so fucking heavy?

Fruitier than what I usually drink, but all-in-all a nice wine. One question: why is the bottle so fucking heavy?

7 people found it helpfulJan 4th, 2015
Elizabeth Vianna

Winemaker Chimney Rock Winery

9.0

Plum, ripe fruit, soft tannins, nice acidity.

Plum, ripe fruit, soft tannins, nice acidity.

3 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.6

Fruity. Maybe a bit too fruity. Would love some spice to balance it out, but a pleasing and delicate wine. Just not entirely what I wanted.

Fruity. Maybe a bit too fruity. Would love some spice to balance it out, but a pleasing and delicate wine. Just not entirely what I wanted.

2 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
Willie Carter

A dark and brooding violet with a wide rim and cherry undertones. A big, sexy nose of blackberries, smoke, and stewed plums. This is not a deeply complex or thoughtful but it’s certainly not a mindless fruit bomb. Year in and year out, it’s one of my favorite wines. 60% high altitude Malbec and the rest Bonarda, it doesn’t qualify as “mouth watering” or “refreshing” but it is damn good. Really nice, mild acidity along with fresh herbs joining in the mid palate for fun. Just the right amount of toasted oak and menthol in entry, with tons of red and black fruits providing backup. A hint of vanilla cream on the longish finish. This is the wine I give to people when they want something affordable and delicious. For a good reason.

A dark and brooding violet with a wide rim and cherry undertones. A big, sexy nose of blackberries, smoke, and stewed plums. This is not a deeply complex or thoughtful but it’s certainly not a mindless fruit bomb. Year in and year out, it’s one of my favorite wines. 60% high altitude Malbec and the rest Bonarda, it doesn’t qualify as “mouth watering” or “refreshing” but it is damn good. Really nice, mild acidity along with fresh herbs joining in the mid palate for fun. Just the right amount of toasted oak and menthol in entry, with tons of red and black fruits providing backup. A hint of vanilla cream on the longish finish. This is the wine I give to people when they want something affordable and delicious. For a good reason.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2020
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, earth, vegetables, graphites, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, vanilla, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, oak, cloves, earth, dark coffee, vegetables, graphites, bell pepper, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Bonarda blend from Argentina is always enjoyable. Earthy with enough black fruits to be able to enjoy by itself. A good food wine too.

Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. This vintage does not seem to show a lot of tannins, for some reason. Maybe because there is more Bonarda than in other vintages.

Needs 2 years to mature properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec.

13.5% alcohol by volume (feels like more).

89 points.

$25.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, earth, vegetables, graphites, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, vanilla, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, oak, cloves, earth, dark coffee, vegetables, graphites, bell pepper, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Bonarda blend from Argentina is always enjoyable. Earthy with enough black fruits to be able to enjoy by itself. A good food wine too.

Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. This vintage does not seem to show a lot of tannins, for some reason. Maybe because there is more Bonarda than in other vintages.

Needs 2 years to mature properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 60% Bonarda and 40% Malbec.

13.5% alcohol by volume (feels like more).

89 points.

$25.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2019
Holli Greenfield

Great Malbec with lamb. Very enjoyable

Great Malbec with lamb. Very enjoyable

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2019