Ernesto Catena’s winery and vineyards are part of a larger biodynamic farm in Vista Flores, where Alejandro Kuschnaroff makes the wines. Malbec provides 60 percent of the blend, and you can taste it in the florals while syrah is there in the spice. They come together in the dark fruit flavors and a rich blueberry-leather texture. The wine is powerful enough to go along with dinner, while the finish is delicate enough that you could still be happy standing and sipping a glass.
Vine Connections, Sausalito, CA
Tikal 2018 Uco Valley Natural
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Corey Warren is the Tastings Editor in addition to covering the wines of the Loire, Southern France, Argentina and South Africa.
This story appears in the print issue of October 2021.
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