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2016 CATENA Cabernet Franc Appellation Series San Carlos

CATENA Cabernet Franc Appellation Series San Carlos 2016

25.01* CAD

$25.01* * Suggested retail price

  • 47 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 64121
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Available
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Valle de Uco
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • San Carlos
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Franc 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    June 2018

    This vibrant wine comes from vineyards in El Cepillo, La Consulta, and Altamira, all in the San Carlos Department in the southern Uco Valley. It can get very cold there, and we see that here in the very vibrant, fresh, tart red fruit. The wine is medium-bodied with pronounced and enchanting tobacco, tobacco leaf, and herbal notes.

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  • - 92 Points -

    June 2018

    The Appellation range keeps growing, and the new name this time is the 2016 Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc, produced with grapes from the most fashionable red variety at the moment. It is from 20-year-old vines in El Cepillo, one of the cooler places of San Carlos in Valle de Uco. Furthermore, 2016 was a particularly cool year, so the wine is really a "cool climate" example. It matured in French oak barrels for one year before bottling. It has tons of black pepper aromas and flavors, balsamic and with perfect ripeness. 2016 has produced outstanding wines in this Appellation range.

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  • - 91 Points -

    July 2018

    Moderately saturated red-ruby. Aromas of plum, herbs and peppery spices. Silky, fine-grained and light on its feet, conveying a pronounced peppery herb element but also lovely intensity and floral lift to its dark berry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes with broad, ripe, tooth-dusting tannins and terrific spicy length...

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  • - 91 Points -

    July 2018

    Moderately saturated red-ruby. Aromas of plum, herbs and peppery spices. Silky, fine-grained and light on its feet, conveying a pronounced peppery herb element but also lovely intensity and floral lift to its dark berry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes with broad, ripe, tooth-dusting tannins and terrific spicy length....A superb example of 2016.

    See detailed press review