Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena and is named after his son. Ernesto spent his childhood in the vineyards of Mendoza among wine-growers and local pundits. Since then, he has experienced a kaleidoscope of cultures, living in New York, Buenos Aires, Berkeley, Cambridge (MA), Milan and London. But his heart remains in his homeland of Argentina where he now lives. Ernesto named this particular wine “Patriota” ( “Patriot”) since Bonarda and Malbec grapes have been at the core of Argentina 's great winemaking tradition since its foundation. The original artwork of this passionate dancing couple was created by Ernesto's close friend and artist, Ariel Mlynarzewicz.
"Aromas of dried violets, blueberries, plums, rosemary, chocolate orange and crushed stones. It’s medium-bodied with firm, ripe tannins. Polished and creamy with a caressing feel. Deliciously ripe with herb and chocolate notes. 60% malbec and 40% syrah. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification." James Suckling, 93 Points