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Laura Catena, daughter of famous Argentine wine pioneer, Nicolas Catena, was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14, her family moved to Berkeley, California where her father had taken a teaching position in the Economics Department. Laura went on to attend Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in biology, and then she returned to the west coast, to Stanford University, to pursue a medical degree graduating in 1992. Today, Laura Catena is a practicing emergency-room physician....
The historic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec dates back to the mid 19th century in Argentina. Full-bodied, plum and juicy with luscious flavors.
- 93 Points -
A medium to full-bodied red with spices, dried fruit and chocolate. Shows firmness and tension. A blend from cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc from single vineyards in Gualtallary and La Consulta. Give it a year or two to soften but already a beauty. Voluptuous yet vibrant.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
I had two vintages to taste of the Cabernet/Malbec blend starting with the 2014 Beso de Dante from Vista Flores and Altamira in the Valle de Uco. In this vintage it was exactly 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc, and it felt quite ripe, with aromas of prunes and dark cherries with an organic touch. The palate is medium to full-bodied with ripe, sweet tannins. 18,000 bottles producedSee detailed press review