2011 Catena Malbec

Category: Argentina SKU: 72191 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Bodega Catena Zapata
Region: Mendoza
Varietal: Malbec Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WS 91
Price: $16.99
Reg: $24.99
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2011 Catena Malbec

Winemaker's Notes:

The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and microclimates of Mendoza's high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family’s Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavors: the ripe plum fruit flavors and silky texture of the Angelica vineyard (2,850’ elevation); the dark fruit character and pepper notes of the La Pirámide vineyard (3,100’ elevation); the black cherry aromas and excellent structure of the La Consulta vineyard (3,870’ elevation); the explosive floral aromatics full, concentrated mouthfeel of the Adrianna vineyard (5,000’). The blend of these components creates a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity.

Reviews

Wine Spectator 91 Points

Dark and jammy, with enough acidity to propel the roasted plumand wild berry compote notes. Layers of smoke, toasted spice andespresso emerge on the rich finish. Drink now through 2016.—N.W.