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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...
The Catena Malbec is a wine that is rich in body yet soft in texture. This 2014 vintage offers unique aromas for the sense that consist of dark fruits, lavender, vanilla, and slight traces of mocha. From start to finish this wine integrates the perfect blend of blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, and a touch of leather. This vintage is sure not to disappoint.
Old Vines from the Catena Zapata Family Vineyards, Nicasia and Angélica. The origins of the vines, which are called “The Catena Cuttings”, is a prephyloxeric Massale Selection from the Angélica Vineyard. Harvest time varies depending on each lot's soil composition. Harvest time can vary by several weeks between one lot and another within the same vineyard.
The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. Adrianna Malbec component is co- fermented with Viognier and Nicasia Malbec component is co- fermented with Cabernet Franc.
- 95 Points -
The 2013 ‘Argentino’ Malbec is sourced from a meticulous vine selection in the best lots of the Adrianna Vineyard and the Nicosia Vineyard, both set on sandy soils that range from 3500 to 4700 feet elevation. The wine was aged for 24 months in new French oak prior to bottling and then received an additional 12 plus months of bottle aging. This glass-staining Malbec begins with a bright bouquet of mocha, sandalwood, creosote and crème de cassis with blueberry compote. The mouthfeel is rather voluptuous, yet slightly tannic as the wine evolves into displaying dark fruit flavors that connect with tar, graphite, and Turkish coffee. Round and generous, the silky texture glides through the mid-palate and leaves a lasting impression on the finish. Expect this gorgeous wine to age beautifully over the next two decades.See detailed press review
- 94 Points -
Blending Malbec from the Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards (with a splash of Viognier and Cabernet Franc), this is a full throttle Malbec with layers of plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit, smooth tannins and quite a bit of aromatic, spicy oak.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
A linear and refined red with blackberry, hints of bark and tea on the nose and palate. Bright acidity. Medium body, fine tannins and a medium chewy finish. Shows tension and focus.See detailed press review