Luca Pinot Noir 2006 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate

Luca Pinot Noir 2006


Issue: WA #174 Dec 2007  

There is not much quality Pinot Noir coming out of Argentina at this point but Laura Catena has managed to turn the trick with the 2006 Luca Pinot Noir. The fruit was sourced from a vineyard at 4700 feet of elevation and aged for 12 months in French oak, 60% new. Dark ruby in color, it offers a superb perfume of smoke, cedar, mineral, violets, and black raspberry. Velvety-textured, sweet, and concentrated, it is a stunning example of Argentina’s potential with Pinot Noir. I cannot think of another Pinot this good at this price point making it an awesome value. -