- 93 points -Patricio Tapia,
Ranking of best Pinot NoirSee detailed press review
Laura Catena, daughter of famous Argentine wine pioneer, Nicolas Catena, was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14, her family moved to Berkeley, California where her father had taken a teaching position in the Economics Department. Laura went on to attend Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in biology, and then she returned to the west coast, to Stanford University, to pursue a medical degree graduating in 1992. Today, Laura Catena is a practicing emergency-room physician....
The G LOT, planted in 1994 defined a new terroir for Pinot Noir at almost 5,000 ft elevation in the Andean foothills. First extreme high altitude planting of Pinot Noir in Mendoza. Extremely cold nights and rocky-calcareous soils.
Beautiful garnet color with aromas of wild strawberries, saddle leather and cola root. A complex Pinot with notes of leather, spice, and cherry/raspberry comfiture on the palate. Amazing aroma and finishes with an enjoyable Burgundian bent. Pinot lovers may just go ahead and drink it all by itself!