Siesta is the project of Ernesto Catena, the son of prestigious winery owner, Nicolas Catena Zapata. Catena, a fourth-generation winemaker of Italian descent, says that he founded Siesta because he was inspired by ancient Incan traditions. Following the Incan tradition of burying offerings to the land, Catena's team buries a few bottles of their best wines in the vineyard every year, hoping that while sleeping their endless "Siesta", these bottles will protect the vines, people, and harvest.
Antonio Galloni gave this wine a stunning review which in many ways sums up how we feel about this bottle. "A biodynamic Malbec from Vista Flores in the Uco Valley that spent 14 months in half French, half American oak of varying use, in the restrained but not restrictive style of the house. Bright purple-red in color, it presents a nose of intense but blurred blackberry, blueberry, and plum nots, enhanced by menthol aromas. This wine is fluid and loose on the palate, with tannins that provide barely discernible structure and savvy freshness."
Pair with grilled beef dishes, Argentine empanadas, or sharp cheese.