Syrah Double Select 2016


Syrah Double Select

Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Valle de Uco
Syrah 100 %
Aging vessel type
12 months in 35% new French & 65% 2nd use French barrels
Winery's website

About this winery

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....

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Notes about product

The Laborde Syrah vineyard was planted by a double massal selection of Syrah vines brought back from France┬┤s Rhone Valley over half century ago by renowed viticulturist, Luis Laborde.

Tasting notes

Beautiful deep purple color. Aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Sweet tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries with a hint of rhubarb.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 92 points -

May 2018

This has a lifted nose of ink, violet extract, blueberry tea, bark, lavender extract and loads of baking spices. Full body, lots of dark plum fruit, tangy acidity and a very fruity finish.

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