2003 Ernesto Catena Syrah Siesta en el Tahuantinsuyu


  • Argentina
  • > Mendoza
Drink between 2011 - 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • gajala wrote: (88 points)

    July 13, 2014 - Might be a bit past its prime,

  • cjarrigo wrote: (87 points)

    September 27, 2013 - Very dark purple, starting to show a little brick. Plumbs, cherry, chocolate and little blackberry on the nose. Agree with others that this is showing its age and probably a bit over the hill. It's a bit disjointed. Cherries and jam on the attack with bitter dark chocolate finish, but in between those two there's a bit of a sharp medicinal note. Drank alone probably better washing down a steak. Tried vinturi on a glass and wine was a bit more smooth, but also became flat.

  • Anonymous wrote: (89 points)

    June 13, 2013 - Another excellent bottle, though this one showed fruit that is beginning to fade a little, and the finish showed imbalance with a little more alcohol and a medicinal note a little reminiscent of cherry Nyquil. No signs of bricking in color. Big nose showing more signs of age than last year, with leather and some meatiness more prominent amid dark fruits. On taste the fruit is still in a great place with lots of rich plum and blackberry sauce along with coffee, soil, and leather. Excellent pairing with roasted pork tenderloin with fresh blackberry mustard sauce and roasted EVO brussel sprouts. Wish I had at least one more bottle to consume this year. This could be approaching end of peak window, so drink up.

  • Tavinho wrote: (91 points)

    September 2, 2012 - - Violet color with medium forming legs. It's balanced with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - Another very nice wine from Catena. A lot off alcohol in the beginning, and if you don't want to decanted, just leave for a while in the glass. Not that much fruit flavor as in the common syrah, very strong and powerfull.

  • studleytrey wrote: (91 points)

    June 21, 2012 - Very dark color. Dark red fruits like black cherry, black raspberry, and plum on the nose and palate. This is a fairly big wine, but the oak and alcohol are integrated well. Fairly long finish. Enjoyable. Man, that's a heavy bottle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ernesto Catena
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Siesta en el Tahuantinsuyu
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 7798126080053

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  • In Cellars 15 (36%)
  • Consumed 27 (64%)

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